I'm went to Oaxaca in July 2011 courtesy of the NEH to study the arrival of the Spanish from the indigenous point-of-view. I'm now plotting to return and continue researching GM corn and colonial architecture in 2013.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Empire of the Sun-We Are the People
A highly stylized, surreal video with some beautiful shots of the desert near Monterrey, Mexico. A friend of mine finds the use Mexico's cultural icons in the service of fashion and entertainment distasteful, but I didn't see it that way. For an interesting take on the video and lyrics -- that just happens to be in agreement with my perceptions :-) -- read Who's Got the Power?.