Villipendion to Venus (2017)

shadow attacked with cleaver blows, frames  charred destroyed, red earth,

traces of action,

variable dimensions

 

This work reflects on the appropriation, control and representation of the female body by the male subject of the West through the image of Venus in its different manifestations. As is known, the regulation of the female body through this historical and normative icon was used beyond the world of art by the male gaze, either through a symbolic appropriation, as happened with prehistoric female figures from different cultures when they were conventionally called of Venus, or even through the denomination of sexual parts of the woman's body. The attack on my shadow with a knife, knife, is a displacement of the political and iconoclastic gesture of the suffragist Mary Richardson when attacking, in 1914, the painting Rokeby Venus by Velazquez.  Unlike his act, this is not about vilifying the image of a female body, but attacking my own shadow.

 

Vilification to Venus , 2017

shadow assaulted with chopper blows, charred frames destroyed, red earth

traces of action

dimensions variable

This work on the female subject, control and representation of the body by the male subject the West through the image of Venus in its different manifestations. As is known, the regulation of the female body through this historical and normative icon was used in addition to the universe of art by the male eye, either through a symbolic meaning, as happened with prehistoric female figures from different eras and cultures when they were conventionally called Venus, or even through the denomination of sexual parts of the woman's body. The attack on my shadow with a cleaver, a bladed weapon, is the displacement of the suffragist Mary Richardson's political and iconoclastic gesture when he attacked, in 1914, the painting Rokeby Venus by Velazquez. Unlike your act, it is not a matter of vilifying the image of a female body, but of attacking my own shadow.