Vicky Funari | the artist




The artist Vicky Funari
Born 1963, Alexandria, VA, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Istanbul Biennial,

Filmmaker


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Vicky Funari is a filmmaker whose previous films include Paulina, Live Nude Girls UNITE!, and skin-es-the-si-a. Sergio de la Torre is a photographer, performance and installation artist whose works have focused on issues regarding migration, tourism, diaspora, labor, surveillance technologies and identity politics. together, Funari and de la torre created the film MAQUILAPOLIS which documents the lives of carmen and lourdes, two workers at a “maquiladora”—massive sweatshops just over the border in Tijuana, Mexico, owned predominantly by mulitinational corporations…
Vicky Funari, whose work focuses primarily on women’s stories, as well as the complex identities of today’s culturally mixed and dynamic migratory populations…
"Paulina, a narrative documentary by Vicki Funari and Jennifer Maytorena Taylor furiously skips across a green, fetid Mexican canal of memory, emotion, and color. Color, most notably the dark toasty brown of Paulina’s skin, and green the color of lies, betrayal, and the murky emotional relationships we sometimes have with our families, takes on a strong somewhat mystical presence in this film…
In a simple opening, Paulina, a housekeeper, sweeps leaves in the garden of a wealthy Mexico City home. As she proceeds to other tasks, she speaks of her duties, talks to her kitchen appliances, talks to the food she is preparing…
in conjunction with a group of female activists in Tijuana have created Maquilapolis, a collaborative project in the form of a documentary, in which they take a considered look at the ramifications of Mexico’s International Monetary Fund (IMF) department and the boom of factories post North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Maquilopolis offers an incredibly self-reflexive look at progress by telling the story of globalism through multiplicity of voices.


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