Open Access

Border Disorder

Artist Films and Interventions

Friday, June 24, 2016, 7PM - 9PM

VENUE: Carriage House Theatre

Border Disorder
Still from Fiamma Montezemolo’s <i>Traces</i> (2012)


This event is presented as part of Montalvo Arts Center’s program series, Open Access—your opportunity to connect with Artists Fellows and Guest Artists at the Lucas Artists Program. This program is designed to offer audiences a behind the scenes view into how artists generate ideas, as well as showcase works in process and fully realized new work. Open Access offerings include conversations, performances, screenings, and culinary events. It also has a virtual presence as an online blog and archive. Find out more at

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Join us for an evening of film and conversation as we explore how contemporary artists are critically engaging with the local and global complexities of the US-Mexico border. 

The evening begins with a screening of experimental video art and film documentation of artists interventions by Montalvo’s Lucas Artist Fellows and other invited artists, including Fiamma Montezemolo (San Francisco), Ana Teresa Fernandez (San Francisco), Chico MacMurtrie (Brooklyn), Maurcy Gomulicki (Warsaw/Mexico City), Homeless Collective (Guajajara), Sergio de la Torre (San Francisco), Julio M. Romero (Tijuana), and Dignicraft (Tijuana/San Ysidro). After the screening, join us for a conversation with Fernandez and de la Torre.

Delicious tacos and wine and beer will be for sale.

This event is organized in association with the exhibition Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo at the San Jose Museum of Art (February 26–July 31, 2016). This exhibition is accompanied by a multi-disciplinary, community-wide collaboration this spring as partners throughout the Bay Area explore themes of immigration, migration, borders, identity, and social justice through a wide variety of programs, performances, exhibitions, projects, and educational experiences. Partnering organizations include: Asian Law Alliance, San Jose; Asian Pacific Fund, San Francisco; Cabrillo College Puente Project, Aptos; Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose; City Arts & Lectures, San Francisco; City Lights Theater Company, San Jose; City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs; Consulado de México en San José; de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University; Exploratorium, San Francisco; Friends of Hue Foundation, San Jose; and; History San José; Japanese American Museum of San Jose;, San Jose; MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana), San Jose; Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga; Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz; New Museum of Los Gatos (NUMU); Opera Cultura, Oakland; Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville; Poetry Center San Jose; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA); San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles; San Jose Public Library; San Jose Stage Company (in partnership with El Teatro Campesino); School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose; Somos Mayfair, San Jose; Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History, San Jose; Tadaima Project, San Jose; Teatro Visión de San José; The Gallery at the Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Center, San Jose City College; The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose; University of California, Santa Cruz/Chicano Latino Research Center; Veggielution, San Jose; Works San Jose; and ZERO1, San Jose.