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Art Mixtape: Martine Gutierrez

If you're curious what it would feel like to possess natural cool factor 1) join the club and 2) ask Martine Gutierrez. She'll probably crack a smile and quietly protest the description, but don't be deceived: this Brooklyn-based multimedia artist is a force to be reckoned with. Through video, photography, music and performance, Gutierrez takes a disarming and eclectic approach to grappling with sticky subjects like gender binaries and the colonization of indigenous traditions, honing her sensitivity to nuance along the way. It's that sensitivity that makes her the perfect person to call the shots for the next installation of our Art Mixtape series. Below, her art+music pairings speak for themselves...
Music and art inform each other. They can have a sort of symbiotic relationship. Both media can be really ephemeral and express things, like emotions, that are hard to put into words. Visuals have an incredible ability to enhance music in terms of narrative and storytelling—and vice versa. That's why I often use them in tandem in my own work. When used well together, music and art can articulate an alternate reality. — Martine Gutierrez

1. Fashion Party by Daniele Luppi // June in January, Miami Beach by Marion Post Wolcott


2. The Ship by Brian Eno // Shard by Jennifer Mason


3. Northern Lights by Puccio Roelens // Confections (adorned) #14 by Amy Stevens


4. Untitled by Interpol // Response to Print of Vulture Roost, Texas by Laura Plageman


5. Walking With a Ghost by Tegan And Sara // Dress Like a Woman by Amber Vittoria


6. Need You Tonight by INXS // Untitled, Haute Couture (from the Out of Fashion series) by Landon Nordeman


7. Criminal Woman: Killing Melody by Masao Yagi // Asakusa ricefields and Torinomachi Festival by Ando Hiroshige


8. Blame the Rain by MARTINE // War on Ugliness (#7) by Chris Mottalini


9. PointillisticT by Lorenzo Senni // Vogue JUL07:pg145 (Ripeness is All) by Lauren DiCioccio


10. Janet Jackson - If (Kaytranada Remix) by Kaytranada // Animal Locomotion; Plate 187, Dancing (Fancy) by Eadweard Muybridge

The 411 on Martine Gutierrez
Martine Gutierrez is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist, drawing on photography, performance, video, music, set and costume design, and more. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Gutierrez is represented by RYAN LEE Gallery of NYC. Current and recent exhibition sites include FLAG Art Foundation and the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, with solo exhibitions at Anna Marra Contemporanea, Boston University, and CAM Raleigh. A published musician and producer, Gutierrez’s first unreleased single was selected by Saint Laurent Paris for their Cruise Collection 2012 video editorial. Her music has since been featured by several other fashion houses, including Christian Dior and Acne Studios.