Immagine: Facial Hair Transplants (Ana Mendieta, 1972)
Traccia remixata: Lollipop (The Chordettes, 1958)
Ana Mendieta (November 18, 1948 – September 8, 1985) was a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her “earth-body” artwork. Born in Havana, Mendieta arrived in the United States as a refugee in 1961 (two years after Communist dictator Fidel Castro overthrew the authoritarian government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista).
Through the course of her career, Mendieta created work in Cuba, Mexico, Italy, and the United States. Her work was somewhat autobiographical, drawing from her history of being displaced from her natal Cuba, and focused on themes including feminism, violence, life, death, identity, place and belonging. Her works are generally associated with the four basic elements of nature. Mendieta often focused on a spiritual and physical connection with the Earth…