Program Ana Mendieta Film Works

MOMENT
Ana Mendieta: Film Works
Monday July 10, 2017, 7-10pm 

Ana Mendieta, Anima, Silueta de Cohetes (Firework Piece), 1976. Still from super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent. Running time: 2:23 minutes. (c) The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, L.L.C. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. 

Ana Mendieta, Anima, Silueta de Cohetes (Firework Piece), 1976. Still from super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent. Running time: 2:23 minutes. (c) The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, L.L.C. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. 

The Mistake Room is pleased to present a one-evening program devoted to Ana Mendieta's film works. Focusing on Mendieta’s use of Super8 film and her approach to materiality, embodiment, and slowness within the moving image, this presentation considers Mendieta’s filmic practice through the lens of the analog. After the screenings, a panel conversation moderated by TMR Executive & Artistic Director Cesar Garcia will bring together curators Erin Cristovale and Alma Ruiz and Ana Mendieta’s niece Raquel Cecilia to explore the artist’s defiant acts of self-archiving, her portrayal of the landscape and the female body in new media, and the processes through which she produced her lesser seen experimental films that have recently been digitized for preservation. 

Ana Mendieta: Film Works is presented as part of the public program of Analog Currency and organized by Hanna Girma, Assistant Curator. 

Special thanks to The Estate of Ana Mendieta and Galerie Lelong, New York. 

 

FILMS

Ana Mendieta, Untitled, c. 1971, Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent, 2:00 minutes, Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York. 

Ana Mendieta, Butterfly, 1975, Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent, 3:19 minutes, Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

Ana Mendieta, X-ray, c. 1975, 16mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, black and white, sound, 1:36 minutes, Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

Ana Mendieta, Energy Charge, 1975, 16mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent, 49 seconds, Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

 Ana Mendieta, Parachute, 1973, 1/2-inch reel-to-reel videotape transferred to digital media, black and white, sound, 7:09 minutes, Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

Ana Mendieta, Moffitt Building Piece, 1973, Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent, 3:17 minutes, Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.

Ana Mendieta, Esculturas Rupestres (Rupestrian Sculptures), 1981, Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, black and white, silent, 9:17 minutes, Courtesy of The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York.