Rasquache Virtual Artist Talk & Kite Making Tutorial

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Saturday, April 24, 2021,
10am - 11am

Online via Zoom


Join Beyond the World’s End exhibiting artists and members of the Rasquache Collective, Ann Altstatt, Federico Cuatlacuatl, Karina A-Monroy, and Kyle Lane-McKinley as they share the story behind their piece BordersBordados: A Rasquache Time Machine.

Tune in on Zoom as the artists discuss and answer questions about the concepts, ideas, and kite building techniques featured in their installation. Following the event, all guests will receive a step-by-step guide recapping their tutorial so you can make your own kite at home.

Then, following this virtual talk on Sunday, May 9th, you're invited to join the Rasquache Collective and the MAH for a socially distanced public procession and afternoon of kite-flying out at Cowell Beach. Learn more here about the Rasquache Procession(Protest) here.


The Rasquache Collective believes in making do as a strategy for survival. Drawing on the Chicanx concept of “rasquache,” a term of Mesoamerican origin that means re-usefulness, they’ve created a time machine. Made with recycled materials, Rasquache brings together traditional kite-making and embroidery practices. Adorned with commitments and prayers, these kites offer a means for trans-border communication, also placing present and future in contact. The call and response between the kites and their tails invite you to consider creative means for cultural and community survival and collective thriving.

“When we create and learn together we are participating in cultural sustainability and resiliency. We are not surviving, we are thriving.” - Rasquache Collective

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Ann Altstatt

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Federico Cuatlacuatl

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Karina A. Monroy

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Kyle Lane Mc Kinley

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Kyle Lane-McKinley

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