June 11, 2012

Tina Modotti's Wonderfull

Amy Sara Carroll is a writer, teacher, and visual artist.  (Amy laid her text over Tina Modotti’s images below.)



Tina Modotti, Untitled (“The clouds are almost every day so wonderful. This picture I took from our azotea looking toward Chapultepec. You can see the outline of the castle.”), 1923. CLICK TO VIEW LARGER IMAGE

Amy Sara Carroll is an assistant professor of American culture, Latina/o studies, and English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2003 she translated and created a visual poem for Claudio Valdés Kuri’s El automóvil gris/The Grey Automobile, which has been performed in such venues as the Goodman Latino Theatre Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her first book of poetry and prints, SECESSION, was published in 2012 by Hyperbole Books (an imprint of San Diego State University Press). Her second book of poetry, FANNIE + FREDDIE/The Sentimentality of Post-9-11 Pornography, was selected by Claudia Rankine for the 2011–12 Poets Out Loud Prize and will be published by Fordham University Press in 2013. Since 2008 she has been a member of the Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, coproducing the Transborder Immigrant Tool, which was included in the 2010 California Biennial and Political Equator 3. Currently she is completing her first critical monograph, REMEX: Toward an Art History of the NAFTA Era.

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