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There's Gonna Be Sorrow
3/9/2007 - 4/28/2007
There’s Gonna Be Sorrow is Julio Cesar Morales’ first solo exhibition at the Galería de la Raza. The exhibition is inspired by singer David Bowie’s 1974 failed theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
  Galería Exhibitions There's Gonna Be Sorrow <2007>
Pistolitas de Azúcar <2007>
Stencil Workshop by Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes <2007>
No Distance Is More Awesome <2007>
Digital Mural Project: Jaime Mendoza <2007>
Oaxaca: Aqui No Pasa Nada <2007>
Youth Media Project: YOUTH RIOTS! <2007>
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There’s Gonna Be Sorrow is a stunning sonic and visual landscape that evokes the dystopian future explored by Orwell’s novel and Bowie’s music. In Morales’ work, peril, expectation, desire and disillusion create a field of tension. Working from a Latino perspective, Morales uses mutated sound samples of Diamond Dogs, language, typography, and idiosyncratic symbols from the Latin American urban landscape —such as the broken bottles that are often found embedded in the concrete atop walls to protect and define property boundaries—to create a dangerous topography that evokes issues of immigration, alienation, dystopia and surveillance.

The project includes multi-channel video, sculpture and sound with original music by Los Creamators and additional audio of the artist’s aunt singing obscure Mexican songs. Morales utilizes digital media in the broadest sense – as a printed mural, recorded sound, LED signs, video etc. His artistic practice can be described as employing the DJ’s method of remixing as a means to analyze the politics of culture.