A new video piece by Yoshua Okon called OCTOPUS involves a performance with day laborers who act out their Guatemalan soldier past in a Home Depot parking lot. No permission was asked and Okon shot freely as Home Depot business as usual took place.
Yoshua Okon’s OCTOPUS is currently screening at the Hammer museum in Los Angeles.
Here is a video of the making of OCTOPUS –
And a write up about the Yoshua Okon piece in the LA Weekly can be found here – http://www.laweekly.com/2011-09-01/art-books/yoshua-okon-at-the-hammer-museum/