[ISEA2012] Panel Statement: Coco Fusco, Miguel Gandert, Vicki Gaubeca, Manuel Montoya & Adriana Ramirez de Arellano – TECHNOTOPIA: THE COLONIZATION OF THE BODY AS THE ULTIMATE FRONTIER

Panel Statement

Under the sign of “The Body as a Colonized Space,”  the panellists join minds, lenses and methodologies to de-construct, denounce and reclaim the use of technologies to problematize the Southwestern border of the United States, not merely as an epistemic or aesthetic site, but in its incarnation as a no-man’s land where late capitalism and empire merge, unleashing a techno-liberal assault upon the surplus of discardable bodies. Sponsored in part by the UNM Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program.

  • Coco Fusco, Performance Artist and Professor, Parsons New School of Design, NY, US
  • Miguel Gandert, Professor, Director of the UNM Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program, US
  • Vicki Gaubeca, Director, ACLU Regional Center for Border Rights, US
  • Manuel Montoya, Professor, Global Structures, UNM Anderson School of Management, US
  • Adriana Ramírez de Arellano, Professor, UNM Anthropology Department, Women Studies and IFDM Programs, US