mujer_cita_MIA will be on view at:
“Global Caribbean V” an Art Basel Special Event
Little Haiti Cultural Center, 219 NE 59th Terrace, Miami
Opening reception: Friday, December 6, 2013 from 10am – 12Noon
In tandem with the opening of this exhibition, the work will also make its online premiere so that male viewers and viewers outside of Miami may see it.
The piece is also currently on view in the co-ed rest room at:
Girls’ Club Collection 117 NE 2nd Street Ft Lauderdale
November 10, 2013 thru September 26, 2014
mujer_cita_MIA, 2013 by Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez
featuring Lucia Aratanha and Niurca Márquez
mujer_cita_MIA is a series of video interventions installed in women’s rest rooms in diverse sites across Miami. The work’s subtext addresses rape, domestic abuse, and systemic social violence against women, within the cultural context of Miami vis-à-vis the world at large. The piece further engages contemporary feminist discourse via an active social media component that harnesses the power and reach of the global feminist community online. @mujer_cita_MIA tweets daily, posts regularly on facebook, and maintains an interactive blog at mujercitamia.wordpress.com.
Why… The Ladies’ Room?
The Ladies’ Room is that ironic place of utmost privacy in public. It is a place where fleeting intimacy occurs between random strangers as we wash our hands and apply lipstick in a mirror together, greet each other politely, make small talk, and wish each other a nice day, having just taken care of other, more delicate, personal matters. Imagine if, as we do this, we are surprised by the presence of a video art piece on the wall, layered with references to issues that plague all women and can never be discussed in public places. mujer_cita_MIA exposes our strength, telling our stories of rape, abuse and survival through the abstract, universal language of dance. mujer_cita_MIA seeks to make a subliminal commentary on society from the perspective of a female Caribbean Latina immigrant in Miami, along with others who enter into the dialogue online. The artist’s conversations with women in Miami and all over the world are the basis for this city-wide public art intervention project.
To see the full work online visit: mujercitamia.wordpress.com