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Anime
Online project.
2003
Antonio Mendoza

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Like the other works in the Subculture site, this piece plays once again with elements common to the works of Antonio Mendoza: automatic navigation, unpredictable and unmanageable, with windows that quickly open, move, grow and disappear before our eyes, and within them, a gallery of media icons and celebrities forced to violently intertwine.
In the case of Anime, the accent seems to be on the ambiguous representation of the manga characters, whose intended audience, whether children or adults, is undefined, and on playing once more with speed as a strategy to alter the senses. The speed that challenges our ability to look and which plays with invisibility, both because of what we can't see because it is hidden from us or it changes too quickly, and with invisibility in reference to what we are not supposed to see. The speed that frees us from the pressure of deciding whether to resist and refrain from looking, or to give in and be passively invaded by the images.
Keywords: camuflaje vigilancia iconos mediáticos reciclaje anime kitsch digital antihéroes paranoia
 

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