Alien Toy UCO (Unidentified Crusing Object)
La ranfla cósmica ORNI (Objeto rodante no identificado)
For inSITE97 Rubén Ortiz Torres collaborated with Salvador "Chava" Munoz to construct "Alien Toy UCO (Unidentified Cruising Object)/La ranfla cosmica ORNI (Objeto rodante no identificado)," a lowrider car that was converted into a dancing hydraulics wonder in the form of a Border Patrol vehicle. Chava, a world champion in radical bed dancing, reworked each section of the car to move and spin on its own set of hydraulics and arms. Ortiz Torres produced a film with alien imagery and clips of the car in action to accompany the installation. Ortiz Torres stated that the car was a product of cultural migration and exchange, a visual manifestation of the cultural hybridization in Southern California. --inSITE97
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 03, Item 259)
Barrio Logan (San Diego, Calif.)
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Film, Audio, Video and Digital Art
Sculpture and Installations
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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