Health For The Americas
This textile work, created by hand-stitching felt onto velvet, is in the style of a movie poster for an animated Disney film. Instead of a cartoon character, a petri dish full of micro-organisms occupies the center. Cabrera Rubio's work examines the historical production and distribution of images by mass media—particularly through animation. In this composition, she explores the relationship between aesthetics and ideology by revising archival and popular images. The title and text suggest issues of national security and politics that embrace fear-mongering through a continuous state of emergency. Cabrera Rubio's practice is interested in the impact of applied sciences and biotechnology on the popular imagination.
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Wendy Cabrera Rubio's textile and performance art crosses boundaries—between high and low culture, image and object, and narration and action. Her work examines mass culture’s production and distribution of images, especially by animation and caricature. Through a process that includes interdisciplinary collaborations and rewriting the archive, Cabrera explores the resurgence of the extreme right alongside the rise of biotechnology and the Pan-American project.
This textile work, created by hand-stitching felt onto velvet, is in the style of a movie poster for a Disney animation film. The petri dish full of micro-organisms in the center of the composition, as well as the text and title, suggest the impact of applied sciences and biotechnology on the popular imagination.More
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