In another installation, Towards a New Color Reading Theory, Syjuco re-creates three newspapers from Houston that target different ethnicities -African-American, Latin American and Filipino-American. The information within those specific ethnic journals is usually so specific to the community that theyre speaking to. You know, both addressing specific issues and problems within that community, she says. But as an outsider approaching the newspaper, sometimes its difficult to access. Syjuco replaces the newspapers text with blocks of yellow color and images with blocks of blue essentially homogenizing them.
Her three-channel video installation Body Double shows how history is restaged. Each screen shows edited scenes from the films Platoon, Apocalypse Now and Hamburger Hill. All three focus on the Vietnam War, and each was shot in the Philippines.
Syjuco gives a gallery talk at todays opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The exhibit runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through February 22. 5216 Montrose. For information, call 713-284-8250 or visit www.camh.org. Free.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 12. Continues through Feb. 22, 2008