SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 3:30PM
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California
How does archival literature, revisit, reframe and reshape the conversation about space, identity and participation of latinx creative communities in the tracing of culture in Los Ángeles.
Arts+Culture past, present, future will focus in the traditional forms of archival procedures extending to social media hence broadening audiences and access to information and knowledge.
BY GUADALUPE ROSALES
Artist and curator Guadalupe Rosales archives and preserves artifacts and memorabilia focusing in Southern California 1990s rave culture and party crew scene. @Map_Pointz is a digital archive ranging from photographs to archival records revisiting the identity expression, formation and disruption of the multilayered creative latinx community of SoCal. Guadalupe’s work deconstructs and reshapes hegemonic perspective of identity, music and community. Map Pointz serves as an insight to the celebration of the diverse expressions of the latinx identity. Guadalupe Rosales is Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s (LACMA) first Instagram artist in residence.
ROCK ARCHIVO LÁ
BY JORGE N. LEAL
Researcher, professor, curator Jorge N. Leal is archiving and documenting the anthropological studies of language, identity and community in Spanish-language rock music –rock en español –in Los Ángeles via the digital archive collection @rockarchivola. By archiving historical documents as flyers, album covers, editorial spreads, ticket stubs, footage and photography, Leal narrates the histories of latinx audiences and traces language and identity throughout the decades of rock in español in Los Ángeles.
THIS SIDE OF HOOVER
BY SAMANTA HELOU
Multimedia journalist, writer and researcher Samanta Helou archives and amplifies voices and imagery of gentrification and displacement along the Silver Lake/East Hollywood border of Los Ángeles. By reframing the lens on marginalized voices, Helou builds a platform as a conversation of the resilience, challenges and legacy of the community. Helou’s cultural journalistic dispatches and reports are published in her instagram digital collection @ThisSideofHoover.
A CERTAIN GIRL ZINE
BY ALEJANDRA OLMEDO
From traditional paper-based publications to webzines published and distributed via the Internet, DIY documentation is extending to social media. Alejandra Olmedo is the creator and editor of @ACertainGirlZine, a printed and digital zine highlighting underrepresented bands, particularly latinx and women, of the indie genre in Los Ángeles. Olmedo continues the DIY tradition of publishing a zine, and enhances her coverage by nurturing and archiving an on-going social media report highlighting concerts to conferences. A Certain Girl Zine has created a space of action and awareness of marginalized voices within the indie scene of Los Ángeles.