This vídeo will be part of Genealogías Feministas en el Arte Español, 1960-2010 in MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, 2012-13. Curated by Patricia Mayayo and Juan Vicente Aliaga.
“A woman who wanders placidly through her garden suddenly takes off her gown and stands naked, adopting an animal-like stance, as if the beast inside her has taken hold. She pants, grunts, makes menacing gestures, spits and even climbs a tree. Suddenly, she seems to awaken from her state of unconsciousness, blushes at her position, and returns to her civilised, restrained and correct state. Both modest and animalistic behaviour are staged by the artist: artificial as opposed to natural, civilised as opposed to animal, disciplined as opposed to spontaneous. We could even question the degree to which disciplined and subversive attitudes are just as constructed and stereotyped.”
Text by Haizea Barcenilla + Saioa Olmo for the exhibition PASSWORDS: New Representations on Femininity.
Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria-Gasteiz. 2010-11