Invisible Violence

Queer|Art|Mentorship Film Fellow Brian Gonzalez shares a video experience inspired by the supernatural world of his upcoming feature film, “Those Who Didn’t Run”, set in 1941 on a farm along the Texas/Mexico border.
Illustrated as an ongoing visual study titled “Invisible Violence”, the work becomes a visual requiem for the Mexican farm workers who were burned alive or wounded in the routine gasoline baths at the Mexican border nearly a century ago.
On November 21st, 2020 Invisible Violence, premiered at The Norwood Club accompanied by an original acapella performance by composer Renzo Vitale, performed live by members of the BARE Opera and livestreamed on, preceded by a conversation with QAM Mentor Rodrigo Bellott and filmmaker Brian Gonzalez. Watch the full conversation with Midheaven host Rebecca Irby HERE.


Talkback with panel

In November 2023, LE BOOK × SPACE FOR ARTS proudly presented THREE RIVERS, a live broadcast educational series featuring lightning talks & soulful community exchanges to forge connections everywhere creatives work, beginning with Brian C. Gonzalez (“TAXIPLASM”, Artist + Educator) speaking about his process that led to the creation of his new work, “Invisible Violence”. Featuring moderator Barbara Griffin (Producer/ Editor) in conversation with Karen Frank (Visuals Director Condé Nast, ESPN, & etc.)