¿Por dónde anda esa Fulana…?
- Amnezac was included in the Hemispheric Institute’s Performing the Archive exhibit.
- May 31st: Fulana led an intensive satire and parody workshop for EMERGENYC students at NYU. Other workshop leaders for the program include Paloma McGregor, Soomi Kim, Daniel Alexander Jones, Susana Cook, Yes Lab, Peggy Shaw (Split Britches), George Emilio Sánchez, Patrícia Hoffbauer, Ed Woodham (Art in Odd Places) and others.
- March 20: Fulana members Andrea Thome, Marlene Ramirez-Cancio, and Lisandra Ramos-Grullón presented a talk at The University of Texas at San Antonio as part of Women’s History Month: “Exploring Latina/o Ideologies and Identities: A Critical Gaze.”
- March 9: Amnezac was screened as part of the FrauenFilmTage festival in Vienna.
- Tercer Impacto: Hispanacea was featured in the Sleeping Weazel cyber gallery, and Marlène was interviewed regarding the work of Fulana.
- June 1st: Fulana led an intensive satire and parody workshop for EMERGENYC students at NYU. Other workshop leaders for the program included The Yes Men, Daniel Alexander Jones, Susana Cook, Peggy Shaw (Split Britches), Deb Levine (ACT UP), Dan Fishback, George Emilio Sánchez, Patrícia Hoffbauer, D’Lo and others.
- October 5th: Fabi Fernández hears about Occupy Wall Street but in her Gael-obsessed mind hears “Ocupa Gael Strip.” She goes to Zucotti Park in search of a stripping Gael García Bernal, but in the process of interviewing protesters begins to realize where she is and leaves the park a changed woman.
- June 3rd: Fulana led an intensive satire and parody workshop for EMERGENYC students at NYU. Other workshop leaders for the program will include Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Susana Cook, UNIVERSES, Peggy Shaw (Split Britches), Pamela Sneed, Deb Levine (ACT UP), Tim Miller, George Emilio Sánchez, Reverend Billy, and others.
- Andrea and Marlène had a wonderful Skype talk with high school students (ages 13 to 16) from Phoenix Union Bioscience High School… a true privilege. ¡Saludos a los “Calculocos”!
- Screening/Appearance at No Passport conference in NYC, Nuyorican Poets Café.
- Nov 22: Cristina presented Amnezac and Lupe, as well as her own film projects (Undocumented Films), at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center as part of Cine en el Barrio series.
- Nov 5: Lupe & JuanDi screened at the Hemispheric Institute’s States of Devotion Cabaret, along with live performances by Reverend Billy, Susana Cook, and Jesusa Rodríguez.
- Cristina takes a 2-year leave of absence from Fulana to focus on her independent film projects: (undocumentedfilms.com) Go, Cristina!!
- May 21st: Fulana led an intensive satire and parody workshop for EMERGENYC students at NYU. Other workshop leaders for the program included Susana Cook, UNIVERSES, Peggy Shaw (Split Britches), Pamela Sneed, Leo Martin (Yomango), Karen Finley, George Emilio Sánchez, Reverend Billy, and others. Some of the students used material they developed in the workshop to create their own video, The Fresh Prince of DC.
- March 31: Tercer Impacto “Live” with Barbi and Fabi — Museo del Barrio live performance, with Guillermo Gómez-Peña.
- March 26-28: Workshop at American University in Washington DC
- Marlène presented Fulana’s work at the II Foro Internacional Mujer, Teatro y Performance conference in Sevilla, Spain (Nov 26-28).
- Oct 18th: Marlène presented Fulana’s work at the Grantmakers in the Arts preconference in New York.
- Fulana gave an artist talk at Swarthmore College as part of Latino Heritage Month (Sep 28). (*Errata: where it says that Marlène’s relatives were killed, it should say Andrea’s).
- All of Fulana’s short films were presented as part of the Hemispheric Institute’s 7th Encuentro in Bogotá, Colombia (“Performing Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas”, Aug 21-30).
- Fulana was awarded a $25,000 Transnational Arts Initiative Grant by the Ford Foundation/Hemispheric Institute. Hurray for Funding!!! We get to own our own equipment now, finally! We will receive the actual funds by the end of 2009.
- June 10th: Interview with Colombian television channel RCN (set up by living fabulosity, Soldanela Rivera).
- June 4th, 9:30PM: UTOPIAN EMOTICON CABARET at Joe’s Pub, live performances by Carmelita Tropicana and Nao Bustamante, videos by Fulana. (It was a fantastic event!! Happy to see good friends and new friends in the audience, like Peggy Shaw (Split Britches), Coco Fusco, Jennifer Miller (Circus Amok), Jennifer Monson, and many others! Thanks for coming out!)
- May 22nd: Fulana taught a satire and parody workshop for EMERGENYC students at NYU and they were amazing! Other workshop leaders for the program included Karen Finley, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Anna Deavere Smith, Dulce Pinzón, Carmelita Tropicana, George Emilio Sánchez and Reverend Billy.
- April 1st: Participated in the Activism and New Media conference at Rutgers University, with Riseup.net and Ricardo Domínguez. We also taught a workshop for students, and created a new Facebook Page (Become a Fan!)
- Fulana’s Operation Blue Blood was screened at the 10th Havana Biennale, as part of the TINIEBLAS (Poéticas del Video sopbre la violencia) video exhibit.
- Fulana was awarded a $3,000 NALAC Fund for the Arts grant to finish post-production of Tercer Impacto: Hispanacea!
- Fulana’s Artist Profile is launched as part of the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library, a preservation and access project we told you about in December 2006.
August 2008-August 2010
- Latino Plastic Cover will be on view at Centro Itaú Cultural in São Paulo, Brasil, as part of a two-year video art exhibit called Proyecto Visionarios.
August 14 – September 25 2008
- Fulana’s short videos are part of The Space is the Place exhibit at Diaspora Vibe Gallery in Miami, Florida (www.diasporavibe.net). Click here to read an article about the exhibit.
- Fulana’s videos screened in Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of a video-art series called Miradas de Mujer: doce video artistas iberoamericanas, curated by Spanish art critic Manuel García.
- We shot most scenes for our fifth video Tercer Impacto: Hispanacea.
- Fulana was interviewed on the Pocho Hour of Power, the weekly Pocho.com radio program on KPFK (Los Angeles).
- Amnezac screened and was voted #1 by viewers at the International 59 Seconds Video Festival, at the Creative Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin.
- We taught a satire and parody workshop for Latino youth at Global Action Project (New York City). Lupe & JuanDi from the Block screened at the Instituto Cervantes in Brasília, Brasil, as part of a video-art exhibit called ULTRAMAR: Videocreadores Hispanoamericanos, curated by Spanish art critic Manuel García.
- Fulana’s videos became part of the Hemispheric Institute’s Digital Video Library (still in progress, being created as of 2006), a project for historical preservation of political performance in the Americas. Our video masters are now in some time-capsule-style vault at Iron Mountain (!), and DVD copies of our work are available at New York University’s Bobst Library. Soon, they will also be streamed online through the Hemispheric Institute’s website.
- Satire and Parody workshop (“Flip It!”) for MECHA students at Yale University.
- Fulana’s videos were screened in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as part of a video-art series called Miradas de Mujer: doce video artistas iberoamericanas, curated by Spanish art critic Manuel García.
- Lupe & JuanDi from the Block screened at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO), as part of the “Caudal del Sur” exhibit on migration curated by Elías Levín.
- Lupe & JuanDi from the Block screened at DESTINO: Video caribeño (curated by Elvis Fuentes), as part of the exhibit “05982:01″ by the Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo de Montevideo, Uruguay. Amnezac screened in Swinoujscie, Poland; Poznan, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Dresden, Germany; North Adams MA, and New York NY as part of the 59 Seconds Video Festival, where Fulana received their 59 Second Award.
- Fulana’s videos were screened at the VIII SALON INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL in La Habana, Cuba, as part of a video-art series called Miradas de Mujer: doce video artistas iberoamericanas,curated by Spanish art critic Manuel García. Copies of our videos are now available as part of the permanent collection of the Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau (Havana, Cuba).
- Amnezac screened at the International 59 Seconds Video Festival, at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine during Plugged In Fest III from March 4th through March 12. It then toured with the festival around Europe, screening in Berlin, Germany (where Amnezac was ranked #1 by the audience); Szczecin, Poland; Vienna, Austria; Trnava, Slovakia; and Bratislava, Slovakia.
- Oct 8-Nov 5: Fulana was a part of the Galería de la Raza’s month-long exhibit: “What’s Not to Love? A Tribute to the Wicked Satire of Latino Arte”
- Oct 22: Screened Operation Blue Blood and Amnezac at the Corto Circuito Festival of Short Films, New York University.
- All Fulana short films were featured at Muestra Nacional de Arte 2005-2006, Rewind… Rewind… Video arte puertorriqueño, sponsored by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Sept. 6-12: Created Operation Blue Blood in response to the slow response to Hurricane Katrina.
- Sept. 27: Amnezac, Lupe & JuanDi, and Latino Plastic Cover screened at “The Mission was a Woman” Festival, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), curated by Dolissa Medina.
- Fulana gave a 4-day parody/satire workshop at Encuentro Latino: A Dartmouth Summer Arts Festival. The students were absolutely amazing and formed their own satire collective, The Guey. Their final project for the workshop was a satire of The Dartmouth newspaper in which they questioned what they see as a glaring double-standard: How come Dartmouth’s Department of Safety & Security (SNS) deports Mexican day laborers for “noise and rowdiness, while allowing underage fraternity boys to get drunk and party (noisily and rowdily) on a regular basis? The Guey created the satirical front cover of “El Dartmouth” and placed it in The Dartmouth’s bins around campus overnight. The following morning, “El Dartmouth” was studied in two academic courses by professors who had happened upon the piece.
- May 8: Screened Amnezac, Lupe & JuanDi from the Block and Latino Plastic Cover at ‘SpanicAttack, Teatro La Tea, New York City.
- Friday April 22: Interview on 99.5 FM WBAI’s Rise Up Radio program (11AM).
- Screened Lupe & JuanDi from the Block, Amnezac and Latino Plastic Cover at the Havana Film Festival in New York, Saturday 16 April at the Quad Cinema
- We’re currently working to create Fulanation— a mock women’s magazine to be part of the UT Press anthology Uy Cucuy: Fear of a Brown Nation (forthcoming, 2007).
- Launched Amnezac online—within 2 days, we heard it was aired on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.
- Screened Lupe & JuanDi from the Block and Latino Plastic Cover in the Encuentro de Mujeres de Iberoamérica en las Artes Escénicas at the Cádiz International Theater Festival (Cádiz, Spain).
- Shot Amnezac at Cristina’s house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY. (Featruing NYC-based actor and honorary chica superfulanosa Rachelle Mendez).
- Distributed If you Fear Something, You’ll See Something fliers at the Republican National Convention.
- Lupe & JuanDi from the Block was part of the ‘Spanic Attack exhibit in Lima, Perú.
November 2003-February 2004
- Lupe & JuanDi from the Block was part of the L-Factor exhibit at Exit Art gallery (New York, NY).
- • Screened Latino Plastic Cover and Lupe & JuanDi from the Block in the “Divine Women, Divine Work” festival at The Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA.
- Performed The Virgin of Guadalupe World Tour and premiered Lupe & JuanDi from the Block at the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (New York, NY), with the participation of Aroosha Rana, Herminia Collado, María Nichim Luna, Malin Ramírez, Stephanie, Miguel Luciano, and Rodrigo Benza. Screened Lupe and Latino Plastic Cover at the Smokin Mirrors Film Festival in Los Angeles.
- Shot Lupe & JuanDi from the Block at Marlène’s house in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
- Latino Plastic Cover screened at NALIP’s NY Film Slam (Winner, 2nd place).
- Shot Latino Plastic Cover at Lisandra’s house in Washington Heights, NYC NY.