MACLA Presents: "High n' Low Rider" by Rubén Ortiz Torres

“High n’ Low Rider” by Rubén Ortiz Torres is a customized scissor lift that uses low rider hydraulic systems to expand, contract, dance and spin. It transforms itself from a functional working tool into a dynamic abstract sculpture. This piece explores the relationship between Brancusi, constructivism and the low rider pick up truck movement of the late eighties and early nineties. This piece has an important relationship to the San José community as modifying cars into lowriders is a form of cultural expression in the local Latino community. “High n Low Rider” is part of MACLA’s exhibition: “El Laboratorio”. This video was created by Nora Raggio for MACLA.

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