MOCA Moving Images: Alternative Contemporaneity Cinema

Wednesday, October 1 at 7 PM MOCA Moving Images
Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra
A film by Nereida Garcia-Ferraz and Kate Horsfield, 1987, 52minutes, Color/BW, DVD

This beautiful video is a portrait of the life and work of Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta. Mendieta used her own body, the raw materials of nature, and Afro-Cuban religion to express her feminist political consciousness and poetic vision. Interview footage with Mendieta and her own filmed records of her earthworks and performances are incorporated to render a vivid testament to her energy and extraordinary talent after her tragic, untimely death in 1985.