PRN: Indomitable Women, a (his)tory of Women in Audiovisual Art (1944-2009), Presented by Macu Moran at the National Museum Reina Sofia

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Indomitable Women, a (his)tory of Women in Audiovisual Art (1944-2009), Presented by Macu Moran at the National Museum Reina Sofia


MADRID, Spain, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

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I N D O M A B I L I _ D O N E S  I N D O M A B L E S _ D I R E N E N   K A D I N L A R _ O N T E M B A R E   V R O W E N _ N I E Z L O M N E J  K O B I E T Y _ O K U V L I G A

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A (his)tory of audiovisual art created by women from 1944 to 2009

Curated by Macu Morán

Presentation: Wednesday March 7th, at 12am. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (MNCARS), Madrid, Spain.

Official Opening: Saturday March 10th, at 8pm.

Cineteca Matadero, Madrid, Spain.

Programs: Fridays and Saturdays from March 9th to March 24th, at 8pm. Cineteca Matadero, Madrid, Spain.

Imagery Affair organized by VideoArtWorld for the Festival Miradas de Mujeres, with the support of the International Association of Culture for Development Digits without Borders, the Spanish Department of Culture, Education and Sports, the Woman Institute of the Spanish Department of Health, Social services and Equality and the European Social Funds.

The unique selection of Indomitable Women certainly bespeaks of a passionate process, throughout proposals and reflections developed with the necessary wisdom to allow total freedom of creation under diverse circumstances. Artists with a passion to leave their particular imprints, fearlessly redefining contemporary aesthetics and thought.

They are indomitable because both endogenous and exogenous domination mechanisms have not worked on them. They are indomitable because no one has been able to cast them into a mold designed through a long history developed for and by men; immune to the standard guidelines, the product of mental paradigms that come from unconscious beliefs and implicit cultural values that restrain creativity and repress ideas, towards the obedient acquiescence to the predominant masculine role, established in most societies since the origins of humankind.

Indomitable, once again, because of embracing the audiovisual medium, embodying the temporal dimension as an active player in the universe of perceptions and multiplying the experience with countless visual impacts, which choreograph on the retina an everlasting sensation. Passionate women who know how to give time to time in the artistic practice, who have not been stopped by the recalcitrant resistance of conservative reactionaries afraid of change and specific to each generation. Women with their own voice and criteria, who, by vocation, have let their imagination fly and take us all towards new futures, conceived for an advanced, dynamic and multi-faceted society.

This show is an effort to discover the characteristics of the point of view of women behind the camera as a pertinent discursive thread that has not been sufficiently analyzed, exhibited or recognized. It invites to reflect upon the perception and vital behavior that designates the various approaches of the female creative nature and, on a deeper level, concerns anchored in the psyche over time, perceptible thanks to the cross-historic cut.

Gathering works developed within the past seven decades, the selection attempts to glimpse that ethereal something that is a backdrop to women's artistic praxis, always loyal to the duty of evolution inherent in art, and acquiescent with its revolutionary power.

Art is here distinguished as a flux of currents of thought that promotes the creation of innovative notions, which subtly filter through society. Meanings and signifiers that have created and continue to create their imprints in contemporary art history, confronting times past and generating new ideas and original perspectives.

The flux of conscience that emanates from these works are intimate monologues of oscillating thought, images, wishes, emotions, curiosities and reflections, containing surprising conceptual, aesthetic and, of course, technical and technological connections.

Works elaborated with the virtuosity that only passion can conceive, and that in the de-codification state offers an open reading to the viewers, allowing them to have an intimate relationship to the codes and sub-codes proposed in each work by this splendid group of artists and indomitable women.

What it is, will no longer be; what it was, is not any longer. Intrinsically bound to change, time does not stop; neither does it repeat itself. Wise are those creators who have an inspiring muse and travel companion in this callida iunctura.

Pioneering Works Homage: THE HISTORIC CUT

- Maya Deren: At Land, 1944, 15'17'', Ukraine/U.S.A.
- Carolee Schneemann: Fuses, 1964-1967, 29'51'', U.S.A.
- Judy Chicago: Atmospheres: Duration Performances with Fireworks, 1969-1974, 14'21'', U.S.A.
- Yoko Ono: Freedom, 1972, 60'', Japan / U.S.A.
- Beryl Korot: Lost Lascaux bull, 1973, 4'10'', U.S.A.
- VALIE EXPORT: Remote… Remote, 1973, 9'55'', Austria
- Joan Jonas: Glass Puzzle, 1974, 17'27'', U.S.A.
- Ana Bella Geiger: Passages Passagens Nº1, 1974, 9'30'', Brazil
- Colette: Justine and the boys, 1979, 18' 13'', Tunizia / U.S.A.
- Orlan: Mesu-rage d'institucion. Mesu-rage du Musée Saint-Pierre, 1979, 17' 30'', France
- Marisa Gonzalez: Domestic scene with a green worm, 1984, 7' 15'', Spain
- Guerrilla Girls: Guerrilla Girls, 1985-2007, 3' 30'', U.S.A.
- Ximena Cuevas: Antes de la T.V., 1985, 1' 43'', Mexico
- Joan Logue: 30 Second Portraits, 1980, 6' 01'', U.S.A.
- Suzanne Lacy: Learn where the meat comes from, 1976, 14'25'', U.S.A.
- Lynn Hershman: Confessions of a Chamaleon, 1986, 10'00'', U.S.A.
- Paloma Navares: Els banyets, 1987, 1'40'', Spain
- Dara Birnbaum: Canon: Taking to the Street, 1990, 10'00'', U.S.A.
- Tracey Moffat: Heaven, 1990, 28'00'', Australia
- Coco Fusco: The Couple in the Cage: A Guatinaui, 1993, 31'00'', Cuba / U.S.A.
- Terry Berkowitz: Backseat, 1994, 21' 49'', U.S.A.
- Amy Greenfield: MuseIC of the BODy, 1994, 10'20'', U.S.A.
- Jenny Marketou: Dear Lady M., 1995-2009, 3'59'', Greece
- Angie Bonino: The Wall, 1996, 1'30'', Peru/Italy
- Maria Fernanda Cardoso: Cardoso Flea Circus, 1996 , 8'00'', Colombia
- Mariko Mori: Miko No Inori, 1996, 14'50'', Japan / U.S.A.
- Martha Rosler: The Road to NAFTA, 1997, 10'00'', U.S.A.
- Ana de Alvear: Mood Landscapes - Reloaded, 1998, 3'00'', Spain
- Beth Moyses: Dia a Dia, 1998 -1999, 6'52'', Brazil
- Dora Garcia: Heartbeat, 1999, 5'24'', Spain
- Sigalit Landau: Three man hula, 1999, 1'36'', Israel
Festival Selections:
- Esther Achaerandio: Interview, 2007, 5'00'', Spain
- Grimanesa Amoros: Preocupacion, 2008, 1'22'', Peru/U.S.A.
- Paula Anta: Risoletto, 2007, 4'30'', Spain
- Carmen Arrabal: Troublee / Tsunami, 2009, 4'53'', Spain
- Gloria Arteaga: Recycle city, 2007, 5'00'', Peru
- Cristina Artola: Ages and Death, 2008, 4'26'', Spain
- Lidia Benavides: Galactoforo, 2007, 4'47'', Spain
- Patricia Betancur: Yo amo… , 2008, 5'00'', Uruguay
- Roxanne Billamboz: How to disappear brightly, 2007, 4'25'', France
- Raquel Bravo: Scenario#2, 2008, 5'00'', Spain
- Johanna Bruckner: The Gestual Abject: Myspacedotcom, 2009, 5'00", Germany
- Patricia Bueno: Yours is the Kingdom, 2007, 5'00'', Peru
- Beatriz Caravaggio: Entrevista a un hombre blanco, 2009, 1'20'', Spain
- Laura Celada: Anubis (a mith de_construction), 2009, 4'57'', Spain
- Marcela Cernadas: Rosa, 2008, 1'07'', Argentina
- Izumi Chiaraluce: Lou, 2009, 5'00'', Japan/Italy
- Maria Jose Chinchilla: Transformacion, 2008, 5'00", Spain
- Heroinas de la Cultura: Notes from Neverland, 2007, 5'00'', Spain
- Ana DeMatos: King Racing Girls, 2007, 2'44", Spain
- Begoña Egurbide: La habitación silenciosa, 2007, 3'19'', Spain
- Carmen Esplá: Rain, 2007, 3'00'', Spain
- Mari Carmen García Maheredo: Paiting Nature, 2008, 3'05'', Spain
- Regina Jose Galindo: Confession, 2007, 2'22'', Guatemala
- Chus Garcia-Fraile: Running, 2009, 2'43'', Spain
- Amparo Garrido: Don't say anything, 2008, 2'37, Spain
- Nuria Gil: Latidoamerica, 2008, 3'35'', Spain
- Anna Gimein: Maria, 2007, 4'08'', Russia/U.S.A./Spain
- Heide Hatry: Expectations, 2007, 2'47'', Germany
- Olga Kisseleva: My double Life, 2008, 2'57'', Russia
- Hye Rim Lee: Crystal City Spun 2008, 2007, 3'15", Korea
- J.K. Lee: Total Music I & II, 2006, 4'46'', Korea
- Glenda León: Inner Sea, 2006, 1'20'', Cuba
- Francesca Llopis: The virtuosity of giving me pleasure, 2007, 5'00'', Spain
- Laila Lobo (Montse Pujantell): Séquiéneres (autoportrait in color), 2007, 3'00'', Spain
- Cristina Martin Lara: Landpartie If, 2008, 1'40'', Spain
- Sabine Massenet: Bande Annonce, 2009, 4'06'', France
- Laura Mergoni: Tombola, 2009, 4'05'', Italy
- Macu Moran: When wild instincts revive, predator sharpens the knife, 2007, 4'00'', Spain
- Post Op: Implants, 2006, 5'00'', Spain
- Funda Ozgunaydin: Displacement of culturalself, 2008, 4'10'', Turkey
- Teresa Puppo, Gabriela Larrañaga, Graciela Taquini: Secrets, 2007, 5'00'', Uruguay/Argentina
- Enriqueta Rocher: Under the skin, 2009, 4'32'' , Spain
- Ebba Rohweder: Intervention I, 2009, 2'21'', Germany
- Alejandra Rotondi, Lorena Mendez: Cosas de Mujeres, 2009, 3'11'', Argentina
- Ana Luisa Sanchez-Law: Navigator, 2009, 3'13'', Panama
- Eva Sanchez: Yo no soy bonita, ni lo quiero ser, 2009, 2'05'', Spain
- Dafna Shalom: Arvit (Evening pray), 2008, 4'23", Israel
- Jacklyn Soo: Songs of innocence, 2008, 3'15", Singapore
- Evelin Stermitz: Table Talk, 2008, 2'34'', Austria
- Rosalin Suero Castillo: Drag Line, 2006, 1'26", U.S.A.
- Mariana Vassileva: Definition, 2006, 2'10'', Bulgaria / Germany

Press contact: Macu Moran

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