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No tengo que ir a la luna, porque vengo del sol = : I don't have to go to the moon for I come from the sun) : a distant dream

  • Author(s): Moreno, Tomas
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Abstract

DumbSun explores the relationship between Disney's Dumbo (1940) and jazz musician Herman Poole Blount aka Sun Ra. The inception of this inquiry is on an album entitled Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films (1988) where Sun Ra and his Arkestra play Pink Elephants on Parade - the delirious scene from Dumbo. DumbSun collided two eras (40's and 80's) along with two pop cultural icons to explore specters of indigenism, notions of labor, the invisible body, and memory through an archeology of populist futurist imaginaries, their tension and political positioning in contemporary art. DumbSun is an installation including video, music, sculpture, fake archive, archive, and photographs

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