Alien Toy UCO (Unidentified Crusing Object): detail of "Alien Toy" logo
La ranfla cósmica ORNI (Objeto rodante no identificado)
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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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Barrio Logan (San Diego, Calif.)
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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 260)
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Film, Audio, Video and Digital Art
Sculpture and Installations
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