Pageant of the Pacific
This textile work, created by hand-stitching felt onto velvet, features cutouts of sea-life and a boat adrift in a field of blue. An outline of the head of Disney's Donald Duck is stitched into the background. Cabrera Rubio's work examines the historical production and distribution of images by mass media and particularly animation. In this composition, she explores the relationship between aesthetics and ideology by revising archival and popular images, suggesting narratives of naval and global dominance achieved through popular culture.
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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, features cutouts of sea-life and a boat over a field of blue—and an outline of Donald Duck's head. Cabrera Rubio's practice examines the historical production and distribution of images by mass media and particularly animation.More
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