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Los Cybrids: Tecno-Putografía Virtual
6/22/2001 - 8/26/2001
A year-long new-genre public arts project featuring Los Cybrids: La Raza Techno-Crítica AKA René García, John Leaños, and Praba Pilar. The project consisted of an installation in the gallery, three digital murals and performances.
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Digital Mural Project: Los Cybrids <2001>
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Los Cybrids: Tecno-Putografía Virtual <2001>
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Los Cybrids: Tecno-Putografía Virtual

A year-long new-genre public arts project featuring Los Cybrids: La Raza Techno-Crítica AKA René García, John Leaños, and Praba Pilar. The project consisted of an installation in the gallery, three digital murals and performances.

Los Cybrid’s work incorporates the latest digital and web technologies while remaining intensely critical of cyber-cheerleading. Los Cybrids are digital artists/digital discontents who use performance and high-tech art to instigate radical dialogues about the social, cultural and environmental consequences of information technologies (IT). They resist the idea that cultural difference within cyberspace is non-existent, and instead claim that the expansion of IT accelerates the process of commercial globalization at an unprecedented rate.

The hollow promises of information technologies are the subject Tecno-Promesas: Putografia Virtual, the multimedia installation and exhibition, which focused on the dark side of the information age. The installation, which incorporated video, sound, computer art, lights and mixed media objects, spread across both of Galería’s exhibition spaces. Enveloped in darkness, the installation was dramatically lit from the glow of discarded computer monitors and other disposable debris of the information age.

The environmental, cultural and financial costs of computer and web culture were highlighted in this installation. “The impact of these technologies is not always positive for Latinos or other communities of color,” noted Cybrid Rene Garcia, “ we want to counter the hype by addressing the downsides which are so often ignored by the major media outlets.”