Llanto y Risa” (Tears and Laughter) Video (2019)Rethinking the body, its different cultural interpretations,and female identity and gender conflicts is the motto of... Read More
Llanto y Risa” (Tears and Laughter) Video (2019)
Rethinking the body, its different cultural interpretations,and female identity and gender conflicts is the motto of the work of the young artist Alejandra Glez (Havana, 1996). With a work based on photography and now also on video-art, the artist has aimed at inquiring into an area of re-foundation in which she herself is the object, while telling us the stories of other women with very specific traumas. In this regard, all her work is preceded by a research process in very close contact with those peoplecaptured by her camera lens.
Each of Alejandra’s scenes is a metaphor, a subjective recreation of the proposal she defends as a new interpretation of the body. As her work deals with women, she builds certain spaces for feminism which, rather than follow the latest gender theories, reveal a deviation, a personal way of assuming female identity and the values and cultural assumptions on which it is conceived. Thus, all her work focuses not only on an aesthetic narration, but a cultural and social one as well, one in which the consciousness of an era when women have conqueredtheir autonomy despite the many stigmas that still hunt them as part of a historical conflict, is permanently questioned.