Mujer Enterrada: Something Happened Here
Updated: Dec 1, 2017
February 2, 2017
Image (c) laurie rae dietrich 2017
Mujer Enterrada: Something Happened Here is a collaborative art installation combining video & still photography, poetry, fiber art and choreography to explore the relationship of women to walls and borders, created for Mujeres de Aztlan y El Segundo de Febrero, curated by Deborah Keller-Rihn of Keller-Rihn Studios for San Antonio's Centro Cultural Aztlan.
From the press release:
Centro Cultural Aztlan is pleased to present its annual Segundo de Febrero exhibition, Mujeres de Aztlan y El Segundo de Febrero. Centro annually celebrates this anniversary to ensure that the history of the Mexican-American people is not forgotten and this year, the exhibit will be focusing on women artists and the contributions of women... February 2, 1848 is the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and this date can be seen as the beginning of the Mexican-American people as a cultural and political entity. As you may know, the signing of this treaty transferred a huge swath of land from Mexican to US control. This is why it is said that the border crossed the Mexican people, the Mexican people did not cross the border. Border issues persist to this day and have taken on a new urgency with the election of Donald Trump who boasts of building a wall through lands intimately connected both historically and culturally. We are asking women artists to wrestle with these issues to create innovative works that comment upon this unique Mexican-American experience...
Here is a link to the project page