Rita González is a media artist, independent curator and writer who lives and works in Los Angeles. She has produced several short videos that express her interests in the constructions and elaborations of biography and myth. Her videos portray the manufactured transformations of everyday people into cultural icons–Margarita Cansino into Rita Hayworth, Michael Jackson into Peter Pan, and Lupe Velez into Hollywood Babylon celebrity. Gonzalez’ videos have been screened internationally at festivals such as MIX NY/Mexico City, Cine Festival in San Antonio, Women in the Director’s Chair, and L.A. Freewaves.
She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Critical Studies program in the department of Film and Television at UCLA. Her dissertation examines the relationship between independent and marginal media artists in Mexico with Latino & Chicano artists in the United States.
Electronic Bodies (1996)