First Person Update:

First Person is screening in San Diego, Michoacan Mexico, and Mexico City. Get your copy: First Person will be screened this weekend in San Diego as part of Technika Radica's Powering Up/Powering Down conference at UCSD. ( We (Carla Herrera-Prats and Michael Mandiberg) will be attending the conference, so find us there (Short(er) woman with long brown hair and tall man with long curly red hair. (Sadly, Anne-Julie has had to return to Switzerland.)) First Person will be exhibited in ArtExpo 2004 from February 7-28 at Centro Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. This exhibition is curated by Luca Curci. First Person will be exhibited from March 25th-April 8th at the Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros (SAPS) in Mexico City. On April there will be a panel of lectures by Monica Mayer, a representative of SAPS, and Carla Herrera-Prats and Michael Mandiberg, followed by a reception.

What is first person:

First Person is a collaborative curatorial project by Carla Herrera-Prats, Michael Mandiberg, and Anne-Julie Raccoursier. This curated DVD foregrounds 12 young video artists in Mexico City and Los Angeles who are working with their own bodies in a hybrid space between video and performance. The artists included are Arturo Castelan, Ximena Cuevas, Sharon Hayes, Carla Herrera-Prats and Julia Steinmetz, Justin Lincoln, Michael Mandiberg, Rodney MacMillian, Amaranta Sanchez, Anne Walsh and Natalie Zimmerman. This project exists as an edition of 1000 DVDs, which we are currently screening and distributing. We have re-purposed the DVD’s menu/scripting structure to create an interactive visual essay combining photographs, video, audio, and text. Our goal is to distribute the 1000 edition of this DVD to a broader audience, via screenings, festivals, and via our website: How to get a copy:

You can buy a copy online at You can buy a copy in New York at The New Museum bookstore, and Printed Matter. Further Inquiries

Michael Mandiberg, Michael@Mandiberg, 323-668-0733 Carla Herrera-Prats,, 323-650-7657