The Resource Performing the Border, (online streaming)

Performing the Border, (online streaming)

Label
Performing the Border
Title
Performing the Border
Contributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
A video essay set in the Mexican-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations assemble electronic and digital equipment just across from El Paso, Texas. This imaginative, experimental work investigates the growing feminization of the global economy and its impact on Mexican women living and working in the area. Looking at the border as both a discursive and material space, the video explores the sexualization of the border region through labor division, prostitution, the expression of female desires in the entertainment industry, and sexual violence in the public sphere. Candid interviews with Mexican women factory and sex workers, as well as activists and journalists, are combined with scripted voiceover analysis, screen text, scenes and sounds recorded on site, and found footage to give new insights into the gendered conditions inscribed by the high-tech industry at its low-wage end. "[This] video skillfully captures processes of exploitation in its gendered, sexualized, and racialized forms, together with a sophisticated epistemological interrogation about how knowledge of the "border" is produced, performed, and materialized." Marjolein van der Veen, Wellesley College. AWARDS, FESTIVALS, and SCREENINGS Biennale of the Image in Movement, St. Gervais, Geneva, Palmeres Award Documentary Video and Film Festival, Kassel Werkleitz Festival, Netherlands Govett-Brester Art Gallery, New Zealand Women in the Director's Chair Film and Video Festival InSITE and L.A. Freewaves, Los Angeles Manifesta 3, European Biennial of Contemporary Art Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY Films de Femmes, Creteil
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Women Make Movies in 1999
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Biemann, Ursula
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
42
Technique
live action
Label
Performing the Border, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1125651
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1125651
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945760341
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Performing the Border, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1125651
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1125651
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945760341
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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