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Basic Info: Queer Art student at UCR and a bum-whisperer
Name: Brian
Age: 21
Sexual Orientation: I am a human being capable of loving ANYone ....or bisexual?
Shoe size: 9-10
Medium(s) of preference: Video art, digital photography, installation, music
Artistic influences (if any): Worhol, Mariko Mori, Wynne Greenwood, Amanda Moeckel, Sue Perna, Alicia Corona :)
Where you from: Outer Space! ...or South Ridge...

Your Top 6
Places to visit: 1) Japan, 2) Europe, 3) Hawaii, 4) France, 5) Germany, 6) San Francisco
Places to eat: 1) Cabin Sushi, 2) Todai, 3) Oiwake, 4) CHICO'S!, 5) Indian buffets, 6) ZonaRosa!
Things to eat: 1) Tofu, 2) Tofutti ice cream, 3) veggie sushi, 4) sorbet, 5) pop tarts, 6) burritos!
Bands: 1) Figurine, 2) Pizzicato Five, 3) Mum, 4) Stereo Total, 5) Tracy + the Plastics, 6) Adult.
Artists (in any medium; ie., photography, prose, installation, etc.): Wynne Greenwood, Sue Perna, Worhol
Fashion Designers: D*squared, Matsushima Masaki, ...don't know very many, i thrift shop...OH AND ALICIA!

Other questions about you
Please describe yourself in under a paragraph: I'm a UC student on the verge of existentialism. I'm the hybrid of activism and art. I do photography, digital work, performance, sewing, installation, music, and video art. Environmentalist, animal rights activist, leftist, study queer culture.
Do you have any goals for the future?: I want to apply for gradschool at UC Berkely, live in SanFran, and travel. I want to become a very talented seamstress!, and learn many languages. I also want to continue with computer programming...for some reason...
Why do you think of yourself as a creative person? no...but people have told me that I am...dare I believe them???


Random Questions
What are your feelings on Bright Eyes? I love them! Connor O'Berst is a genius! And so sensitive!
Have you ever been to Riverside? I go to UCR...I hate Riverside...but I can't wait for that cool new venue!
San Francisco? Omg...i love it!!!
What is art? Art is everything that isn't art! It's a breath, your hair, that cute skirt, my eyeball, that pretty photograph, someone's suffering...life
Is art dead? No...but it needs resuscetation...people are becomming more and more apathetic towards it
Do you think the gays should be allowed to get married? as much as animals should be allowed to live happy lives! absolutely!
Is Morrissey gay or asexual? OMG, definitely gay! Eww..greasers need to accept that! and stop thinking he's "asexual" in order to avoid worshipping a wonderfully gay artist!

Images
Please submit 3 pictures of yourself and any number of images of your work (but no more that 600!!!). Please be sure that they are originals; that it is YOUR artwork. (Although appropriation is allowed, but it must be explained). Feel free to label or comment on your images. Please use an LJ-cut for your application. And most importantly, have fun!!! And be creative!

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THIS IS THE INFO FOR THE BLUE ROOM:

Pretty much, the idea behind the work is a self portrait meant to be
displayed in a way that those who come near the same subject or
topic of the "issues" i raised will be able to relate to my work.

It's called, "Brian Blue" inspired by the lovely Miss Caroline Kim!!!

Everything is blue because blue is my favorite color and because
that would allow quite an aesthetic element to my work, considering
the walls to be white. I wanted to get Yves Klein Blue...but
couldn't get a hold of it. Caroline suggested that I make my own
blue!

Read the following for some information on the piece and the idea
behind it. Otherwise, enjoy the pictures that I left under PHOTOS>
INSTALLATION! :)

The main idea challenges the gender norms that children are forced
to follow. It deals with queer culture and the outlook the general
public have on queers, that is, how "abnormal" it seems to the
general public.

-Firstly, it's a bedroom because it is a private space where some
retains his/her individuality. It is a resting place, a sanctuary
for most, and sense of self, mainly.

-the blanket is made with stitched blue clothings which resemble
fragmented and different characteristics that make up who I am (or
who anyone is, for that matter, since growing up and developing, you
pick up bits and pieces of the world around and people around to
develop 'you')along with the pillow case.

-the toys resemble the toys that 'boys' are expected to play with,
which is the gender role that I was supposed to play.

-2 of the books on the table are interests of the "boy's" room. One
book dealing with sex change and the other book being a fictional
children's book of an illed boy living with a tough-minded aunt. I
used to think, "I wish i was born a girl, it would have made things
so much easier for me." I was wrong, i'm glad I was brought up and
born a boy. I shouldn't wish to be someone/thing I'm not. I'm glad
I went through the mistreatment in school and teased, because it did
shape who I was and now I'm much more educated about the world and
it allows me to view the world (well, the United States, more
specifically)in the point of view where I see that it was never I
that was "abnormal", rather the intollerance this country has for
variances and differences.

-On his chair, there is a women's blue blouse and blue high heels.
This represents his "mother's" clothes. Many little boys play with
their mother's clothes and try them on. It isn't really weird for
this to happen, yet the general public say, "omg, that's so wrong!"

-On the walls there (were 3, but now) are 2 blue frames with blue
tissue artwork. The tissue is cut up and glued and crumbled
together. Also representing the fragments and pieces that mold one
together.

-On the chair, there is a cap with the US Flag with an "X" over the
image. Growing up, I was never considered an America, rather a
Mexican. I was never acknowledged as equal, always discriminated as
a child minority. Not just a cultural minority, but a social
minority.

I guess it deals with a lot of issues that "diferrent" children
confront as they grow in this country. I guess as a child, i often
tried to abandon these gender roles imposed by the media and
society. Other countries recognize 3-7 diferrent genders...so why
not this country?

END APPLICATION
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