MÍRAME A LOS OJOS

Based on the premise that the binary and heteronormative notion of gender produces violence, Mírame a los ojos (Look Me in the Eye) investigated the singular ways in which women choose to define themselves, slipping the construction of their genders into the domain of the visible and intelligible, from the choices they make to the cultural mandates that they (re)produce voluntarily or involuntarily. The statements included photographs of each participant with her back to the camera, forcing the audience to read her without facial features and expressions, and escaping the objectification of women who look complacently at the camera.

 

We launched an open call for the interventions in Querétaro and Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Mírame a los ojos at Ex Teresa featured women who live or work on Licenciado Verdad street and included four public living rooms where issues proposed by the participants were addressed, in addition to other activities organized by Ex Teresa staff members. The rest of the presentations included the statements produced for these three interventions.

 

Website:

https://www.museodelasmujeres.co.cr/exposiciones/2014/04/mirame-a-los-ojos-por-lorena-wolffer

 

Presentation(s):

Que se abra esa puerta! Sexualidad, sensualidad y erotismo, Museo del Estanquillo, Mexico City, Mexico

A Very Thin Line, The Cera Project, London, England

Multiple public spaces, La Botica, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico

Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico

STC Metro, Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de las mujeres de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

Visible invisibilización, Aproximaciones en torno a la violencia, Centro Educativo y Cultural Manuel Gómez Morín & Plaza Constitución, Querétaro, Mexico

 

Year(s):

2013 – 2016

 

Ex Teresa & STC Metro photographs:

Gerardo Sánchez Aguilera

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