Monday, February 3, 2014
Jose Cacanindin's Artist Statement
This is the statement of an artist in transit. I have never been a visually-oriented person. This semester I continue struggling to navigate the visual language and weighted cultural symbols with which to communicate a longing for permanence, the ecstasy of fantasy, and queer horror. As an aspiring media creator, whether it's through humor or silence, I want to produce work that deeply resonates with viewers in an emotionally and intellectually visceral way that reveals the frailties of the status quo in both liberating laughter and debilitating despair; the same way John Waters' Female Trouble did for me when I first watched it.