Epic Battle \ Diego Ortega
Two cartoon characters engage in a fight, representing two popular television channels that broadcast to different social wealth bands in Mexico. The Mexican socio-economic divide fosters a noteworthy disparity in the cartoons and advertising that Mexicans grow up with; exposed to either cheaper Japanese imports such as manga, or American cartoons. Ortega’s sparring fighters are adorned with the brand logos that advertise to these separate audiences.
Epic Battle is part of augmented reality (AR) exhibition My Wall is Your Filter Bubble and will be showing at Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico 28 Feb – 04 Mar 2018. Curated by Doreen A. Ríos and Matthew Plummer-Fernandez with the following artists: Diego Ortega, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Leslie García, Martha Maya, Arcangelo Constantini & Gibrann Morgado.
My Wall is Your Filter Bubble is supported by British Council, Mexico.