Hans Breder

Pictura Minuta: Portrait of the Urban Poor, Oaxaca, Mexico

Pictura Minuta portrays residents of a slum in Oaxaca who reveal their view of phenomena such as poverty, death, and love, and initiates a dialog between art and anthropology. Breder collages the ethnological-documentary visual material, manipulating the sound. Hans Breder, a pioneer of the new media and the founder of the Intermedia (Multimedia and Video Art) Area at the University of Iowa, developed an innovative Art and Art History interaction between performance and media arts.