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Seedscape
2021
‘Seedscape’ is a commissioned site-specific installation that fills the space it inhabits. The seven Jalapa Travertine ‘seeds’ scattered across the room seem to sprout out of the ground, as if piercing through a thick bed of pebbles. Seedscape mirrors the landscape Mendieta’s film work offers, as if the captured images of Mendieta’s body in nature and the physicality of Monseignat’s tactile installation blend into it, bridging the 47 years that separate them in time.

Borrowed from Greek poet Dinos Christianopoulos’s texts, ‘They wanted to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds’, is a quote with a deep resonance to Mendieta’s life, work and death. Such ‘seeds’ are what inspired the making of Seedscape, offering the audience a chance to ponder over themes such as feminicidios (homicides targeted at women), underlining the potential and resilience of each individual, like a single seed, to have the power to make a difference.

© The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
 
Installation image from MASA Galeria ´Elementos Vitales: Ana Mendieta in Oaxaca' exhibition curated by Su Wu, Oaxaca City, Mexico. October 2021. 
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Seedscape, 2021, shown with Ana Mendieta, Ocean Bird (Washup), 1974
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