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A crab lives in my throat,
Well … Lived.
When the fear disappears,
There were no more words to eat
Nor oxygen,
The heart stole the cry,
The breath also,
Poor! Too small is my chest,
For the crab
And their pincers scape for an eye.

Have you ever felt the bite
that wakes you up crying, mourning?

A silence lives in your house,
It has just moved
With me.

(Art and poems of Ytaelena López)

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I like the nobility
Of those who lose their lives in battle
Especially if they do it in front of me
On the grill

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Me gusta la nobleza
De quién pierde su vida en batalla
Principalmente si se encuentra frente a mí
A la parrilla

(Dibujo y poema de Ytaelena López)

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Te estaba esperando
Sin paraguas
Danae
Y amanecí empapada
¿Tú no?

–..–

I was waiting for you
Without umbrella
Danae
And arose, soaked
Did you not?

Dibujo, video (Reyes Point) y poema de Ytaelena López

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BÏTCH, Welcome to America!

Woman, immigrants, latinos… many groups at many times carry the
weight of the system on their shoulders. The are promised rewards (for them, or perhaps their children) as long as they conform. What is the promise? Assimilation, acceptance and wealth.

This video-installation explores the mundane horror of a human being reduced to an “animal” through behavioral conditioning. There has been a lot of (in our opinion, not enough) resistance to it. Just as the current fashion holds that everything is “information”, or the older philosophic fashion of “utility”, Skinner’s behaviorist regime only works if you throw away much of what makes us human.

Artists’ Television Access (ATA
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415)824-3890
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Friday, January 11, 2007. 7:00 PM Free

Window Installation of YTAELENA LOPEZ & CARLOS BUENO