Throughout these works, technology is used as a means of reflexive intervention that encourages a questioning of identity both culturally and individually. In TECHS-MECHS, Lozano-Hemmer responds to these questions, not in the declarative, but in a dynamic interrogative; in doing so, he challenges prescribed notions of Latinx identity by complicating relationships between technologies, bodies, and borders. Linking diasporic networks across North America, TECHS-MECHS finds a welcome home at Gray Area in dialogue with San Francisco’s Mission District.
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