1st. The first banner is the intro banner were the title “Jotería Undocumented Tour.” The banner is a monument of me with indigenous patterning designs around it. At the bottom of the banner a logo of
two-design heads facing away from each other in black and red is
displayed as a my artist signature. This signature is symbolic of
multiple identities. The logo is also added to all the banners and
some personal work to demonstrate that it’s my artwork.
2nd The second banner is an illustration named “La Virgen Lesbiana.”
In this banner a lesbian is illustrated as one of the most famous religious individuals from the Latino Catholic Church, “La Virgen de Guadalupe.” “La Virgen de Guadalupe” represents a mestizaje of
religious symbols. The intention of making the “La Virgen de Guadalupe” into a LGBTQ –Undocumented member is to bring awareness the discussion that a LGBTQ and undocumented member represents in a religion.
3rd & 4th The third and fourth banner create one image when they are
next to each other. It’s an image of a person that is half human and
have sugar skull from “El Día de los Muertos.” The name of the third banner is “Undocu” and the fourth, “Queer.” When they come together
they spell out “Undocu-queer.” “Undo-queer” is a new term to identify undocumented-queer individuals. This banners uses culture icons to
create an LGBTQ-Undocumented person. The intention of using cultural imagery with this identity is to challenge the acceptance of LGBTQ
and undocumented identities in any culture.
5th The next banner is the “Mariachi Joto,” and it translates to
“Gay Mariachi Man.” This banner also challenges the culture because
a Mariachi is known as a very manly figure based on agricultural
Charro culture. Making him gay not only challenges patriarchal culture, but also the view of what or how a mariachi should be. The term
“joto,”for many, might be extremely derogative, but by using it,
it raises attention to new interpretation of old terms that
identified the LGBTQ community.
6th “El Matachín Bisexual” is an indigenous individual that is dressed
in a traditional religious costume. Matachín culture also represents a
mixing indigenous and European religions belief. It’s another character that is challenging a religion by being identifying as bisexual.