Yo Soy Tu Hermano


Yo Soy Tu Hermano


Thursday, March 16, 12pm – 1pm


Kamau Patton


Kamau Patton (Assistant Professor, VCS) presents selections from a collection of cassette tape recordings focused on Mexican American empowerment, workers rights, civil rights, Chicano cultural heritage, social consciousness and political activism. The tapes include recordings of community meetings, workshops, speeches, traditional songs and poetry.


Every Thursday we play a different program of sound works from our collection of artists’ recordings spanning the 1960s to the present. Come join us as we make space for collective listening!

Table Of Contents

Tapes from the collection of Kamau Patton.

Randolph Street Gallery Archives

The Year of the White Bear (poster), Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña, (poster archive)

Year of the White Bear (proposal), Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña, (box files)

New World Order (artists’ multiple), Guillermo Gómez-Peña, rsga-mlt-0005

Green Card (artists’ multiple), Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, rsga-mlt-0028

Border Brujo (flier), Guillermo Gómez-Peña, rsga_eph_00120

Border Brujo (photographs), Guillermo Gómez-Peña, rsga-ph-00221, rsga-ph-00220, rsga-ph-00876, rsga-ph-00896

El Mexterminator (program), Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes, rsga_eph_00263

El Mexterminator (photographs), Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes, rsga-ph-02138, rsga-ph-02139

Stuff (statement/proposal), Coco Fusco and Nao Bustamante, (box files)

Stuff (photographs), Coco Fusco and Nao Bustamante, rsga-ph-00607, rsga-ph-00606

The Red Album (program), James Luna, rsga_pst_00272

Who Counts? Assessing the 1990 Census (program), Various Artists, calendar_199002

Choose Your Label Carefully When Crossing, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, rsga-ph-01470

Untitled Tags (artists’ multiple), Daniel J. Martinez, rsga-mlt-0016

Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection 

20 million Mexicans can’t be wrong, Cuauhtémoc Medina, ABR N6490 .M56 2002

Can you see us now? ¿Ya nos pueden ver?, subRosa, 11.97

Call for applications!, Syrian Association for Cultural Support, 131.99

Shotgun Seamstress, Osa Atoe, Zine 8.7

Baby Marx, Pedro Reyes, 131.69

Codex aeroscriptus Ehrenbergensis, Felipe Ehrenberg, 2500.6

De jilgueros y pistoleros, Felipe Ehrenberg, 21.66

La Jícara, Z20.27

Bolom Chon, Z22.3

Empower yoself before you wreck yoself : Native American feminist musings, Melanie Fey and Amber McCrary, Zine 7.66

American Beauty, Michael Hernandez de Luna, 109.40 (Storage)

Souvenir vignette/Yucatán, Edna G. Lazaron, Z15.18

Historia de una vivienda para hacer ofrenda al santo tecuil, Alfonso García Tellez, 29.37

Political Art Movement…, Don Celender, 108.23

La segunda conquista; La segunda caida, Pauly Ramirez, 85.14

Untitled Series, Gabrielle Varella, 108.30

If walls could speak = Si las paredes hablaran, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, 119.61

Unfurlings : explorations in art, activism, and archiving, 8.69

Silent passage, José Resendiz, 13.44

Sanatorium operations manual, Pedro Reyes, 3.48

Greetings from the cornbelts, Claire Pentecost, 107.51

Trashing the neoliberal city: autonomous cultural practices in Chicago from 2000-2005, 85.77

Between page 10, Alumnos47, Zine 7.38



Lunchtime Listening




Kamau Patton, “Yo Soy Tu Hermano,” SAIC Flaxman Library & Special Collection Exhibitions, accessed July 15, 2020, https://flaxman.omeka.net/items/show/102.