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Video capture of Arena

Date produced: 1986

Filmmaker(s):

Silvia Gruner

Format:

Super8

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Unknown

Awards/Recognition:

This film is part of the Superocheros anthology, compiled by UNAM Film Archives.

Description:

"Arena (Sand, 1986), a soft, grainy projection in which Mexican artist Silvia Gruner, naked, on a beach, climbs a dune, sits, rubs sand and red pigment over her body, and then somersaults all the way down. The video loops, and Gruner repeats her uphill trek again and again. Sisyphean, certainly, and yet her only burden was herself and that looked like freedom" (Brown, 2017)

Resources:

This film appears in the DVD anthology Superocheros. Filmoteca UNAM, Mexico City, 2008.

Brown, Liz. Radical Women. 4 columns, 2017. Find this article in Radical Women

Find out more about Arena in International Association of Art Critics, United States

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