Rita Newman and Martin Dörsch
Ana Mendieta was a Cuban-American artist who worked in the fields of performance art, conceptual art, photography and film. She was a central figure in the "Body Art Movement" and is associated with the ecofeminist art movement. A central theme of Mendieta's work is the combination of the human body and nature. Influenced by her own history, Mendieta's works reflect her cultural, social, and political reality. Most importantly, her work reflects personal experiences of uprooting, cultural displacement, migration, and painful loss.
This series tells Mendieta's story within the context of her art. Different motifs and central components reinterpret some of her works and adapt them to contemporary times. A modern visual language with visible reference to her art is intended to bring Mendieta to life in today's world, to show the relevance of her message and to transport its relevance into the present.