Xoloitzcuintli Doppelgänger and other stories by Harry Gamboa Jr. explores the stratospheric and subterranean aspects of perception via fiction regarding 21st Century urban life. Encounters with riots, fluctuating landscapes, and unidentified phantoms that roam the streets of México City, Berlin, and Los Angeles are revealed as dreamscapes. Stark humor confronts surreal moments where Aztec realms play with contemporary Chicano reflections.
Xoloitzcuintli Doppelgänger and other stories serve as a literary afterimage that will persist long after reading the last page.
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
BISAC: Fiction / Urban Life
X’s Party is a fotonovela that was created for public projected viewing and amplified listening utilizing a sequence of 35 mm color slides to present a scripted narrative. This work was produced as an Asco project.
In 2011, Los Angeles County Museum of Art commissioned Harry Gamboa Jr. to revive X’s Party as a video projection for Asco: Elite of the Obscure exhibition to be presented at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Williams College Museum of Art, and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo.
Original voice performers: Therese Covarrubias Daniel Villareal
Digital voice performers: Veronica Corona-Popovic Vincent Ramos
Video: Peter Kirby
A book concept and prototype for X’s Party has been developed by Sally Stein.