|LA CHORA INTERMINABLE|
José Ignacio Solórzano Pérez
José Trinidad Camacho Orozco "Trino"
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It starts out with a chipmunk-goes-alien thing and if you can get past that, which you might not, you'll hear a couple of middle-aged Mexico City guys going on about Marfa, e.g.,
"Nada más son cowboys and hipsters" (it's just cowboys and hipsters");
"parece como pueblo fantásma" (it seems like a ghost town);
"Shopping, no hay" (No shopping, pronounced chopping-- sorry, I found that hilarious. Ditto the "whatsappazo").
So who are these guys? Two of Mexico's best-known cartoonists: José Trinidad Camacho Orozco, aka "Trino." (Uf. Trino is the bomb.) And: José Ignacio Solórzano Pérez, who is also philosopher and conceptual artist. The latter went to the inauguration of Mexican artist Gonzálo Lebrija's show at Marfa Contemporary, "La Sombra del Zopilote" (The Vulture's Shadow), and in this eposide, in between a lot of chuckling, he tells Trino all about the town.
|GONZALO LEBRIJA'S INSTALLATION|
IN WHAT USED TO BE THE PIZZA FOUNDATION,
AND BEFORE THAT, A GAS STATION,
NOW "MARFA CONTEMPORARY"
"Es como un lote baldío chic... rasquache cool" (It's like a vacant lot that's chic... skanky cool);
"viene la snobeada del mundo de arte" (the Snobdom of the Art World comes here);
"me gustaria ser el cherife de Marfa" (I'd like to be the sheriff of Marfa);
"un día si no me vez, estoy en Marfa" (If one day you don't see me, I'm in Marfa).
Yes, I am still, in my turtle-like fashion, working on my book about Far West Texas.... Check out my podcasts, the comparably sedate (OK, maybe even a little nerdy) but super crunchy "Marfa Mondays," here.
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