"We took action!": ASCO and Zurita

by on Jan.03, 2013

Back in 2011 some time, I read this article in the NY Times about the Chicano art collective ASCO, who were active in LA mostly during the 1970s, making murals and fake movies as well as staging baroque happenings. I was immediately smitten by this nexus of activity and art. I was especially intrigued by the “no movies,” fake movie stills which reminded me of some of my favorite art: Jack Smith’s fake movie still (from before he started making movies) and Joseph Beuys’s photographs that supposedly document his art happening but really create a sense of an entire life as art.

Well, I was as always busy as hell and forgot about it, but then I remembered it yesterday and asked about it on Facebook, and somebody gave me a link to this awesome blog post on the blog East Long Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Line.

Among other things, it features this totally inspiring movie about the group:

This is such an inspiring movie.

Another inspiring movie is this witnessing of Montevidayo’s favorite poet Raul Zurita, sky-writing his poem “La Vida Nuevo” in the heavens above NYC.

No comments for this entry yet...

Comments are closed.