Monday, 21 May 2012

21.05.2012 bis

Earth Work Series(Mouth): homage to Ana Mendieta
photographic documentation

In another letter written in the early 1980's Ana Mendieta tells of an 'African custom which I analogous to my work...The men from Kimberly go outside their village to seek their brides. When a man brings his new wife home, the woman brings with her  a sack of earth from her homeland and every night she eats a little bit of that earth. The earth will help her make the transition between her homeland and her new home'.

Source: Terra Infirma - Geography's visual Culture, Irit Rogoff, Routledge,  London, 2000