a vbb book launch
Borderlines: Volume 1
Sunday, January 25, 2015/Time TBA
Cafe Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy Street, 77006
Join VBB for the second annual launch of our newest living room art (LRA) catalogue, Borderlines, Volume 1. This publication features the first year (2013-14) in Borderlines, a series of productions and workshops grounded in Near Northside that explored cross-cultural connections between the US-Mexico and Pakistan-India-Bangladesh border regions.
Borderlines, Volume 1 features essays written by a large pool of community activists, artists, and academics including Chintan Girish Modi (India); Sadya Mizan and Hafiza Nilofar Khan (Bangladesh); Minerva Laveaga (El Paso); Mónica Arreola and Adriana Trujillo (Mexico); Sehba Sarwar, Bapsi Sidhwa and Shreerekha Subramanian, (Houston, Texas); and interviews with Monica Villarreal and Daniel Bustamante, and with Frank Aguilar, Rob Block, and Jimmy Castillo. The catalogues are edited by Dr. Margot Backus and Dr. Maria Gonzalez, both professors at University of Houston.
Woven throughout the essays are photographs by Logan Sebastian Beck, Alejandro Cossio, Monica Arreola, and many more, as well as links connecting the reader to VBB documentaries by Karen Martinez. These multimedia features allow the reader to experience VBB's productions as they unfurled!