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The Illustrated Chicano

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Thistle Hall Community Venue

293 Cuba Street

Wellington, Wellington 6011

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Welcome to Aztlan!

Tattoos will come alive to tell stories of Chicanos as part of an interactive installation, The Illustrated Chicano, at Thistle Hall, Wellington 23-29 October 2017.

The title of the installation is adapted from the Ray Bradbury story, “The Illustrated Man.” In Bradbury’s story, a white carnival worker is cursed by tattoos that come alive and show the future. Bradbury’s story has been re-purposed to tell the story of artist William Franco’s migration to Aotearoa and his Chicano heritage and identity. The tattoos morph via audience interaction using recent developments in 3-D mapping technology, body casting and projection.

The audience will be able to view the installation being constructed from October 23-25 and experience the full installation from October 26-29. Opening Night is Oct 26; 5:30-8:30. All Welcome.

Presented with the kind assistance of Creative Communities New Zealand and a grant from the FHSS, Victoria University of Wellington.

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