Tony Banuelos Ban-Jo
Tony Banuelos Ban-Jo was a Los Angeles based artist until moving to Idaho in the summer of 2015. His work uses the language of cinema, popular culture, technology, and fantasy as entry points to complex understandings of identity in an over-stimulated, technological world. Recent exhibitions include: Empty Reservoir, a light and sound based installation at a popular neighborhood dog park in Los Angeles, California. Melting Snow, a sculptural video-performance in the mountains of Wyoming. How to Survive in the Woods, a durational performance inspired by the viral marketing and unprecedented success of the low-budget film, The Blair Witch Project. Virtually, a web-based storyboard supported by physical props, which proposed a fantastical retrospective at the Shoshanna Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Stochastic Resonance: Noise is Destiny, a shapeshifting installation that transformed a large, paper room into geometrically folded talismans. He currently resides in Boise, Idaho.