DOC/UNDOC DOCUMENTADO/UNDOCUMENTED ARS SHAMÁNICA PERFORMÁTICA m
Place Published: Santa Cruz, California
Publisher: Moving Parts Press
Book Id: 106261
65 copies of which 15 make up a deluxe edition housed in an elaborate electronic case. 15 stand alone books have gone to the five collaborators. 35 copies, the balance of the edition, have been available for just over a year. Of these the printer has held back 10, leaving only 15 copies for sale (this number is the later).
The result of a seven-year collaboration with Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Gustavo Vazquez, Jennifer González and Zachary Watkins, the book is a multiple media production. What does it mean to be documented or undocumented? How do these terms work across borders and boundaries such as those that exist between nations and language? What are the forms of policing and regulation that maintain such categories out of fear, cultural difference or economic domination? What parts of our lives are documented and what parts remain undocumented? The object itself carries within a crisis of identity: What is it exactly? A stage for an intimate one-on-one performance? An unusual video screening room? A personal multi-media altar? A "vanity" used for preparing for a performance? It is all these things and it is also an original book, a performative artists' book in search of a new format and a new audience. Each element stands by itself, but together they form an indescribable whole.To learn more about this complex project and see videos and photos of the work, http://www.museoeduardocarrillo.org/news/docundoc/