Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Cabello/Carceller

Autorretrato como fuente (Self-Portrait as a Fountain), colour photography, 150 x 100 cm.

Autorretrato como fuente (Self-Portrait as a Fountain), colour photography, 150 x 100 cm.

Cabello/Carceller. Autorretrato como fuente (Self-Portrait as a Fountain), colour photography, 150 x 100 cm., 2001.

Description:
“…and since Duchamp urinated while standing up, he looked for a urinary that was appropriated for him and made it into a fountain …And since Nauman felt as an ejaculating subject/object, he transformed himself into a fountain and his image dripped on us…And since Cabello/Carceller don’t accept what they say they are, they invaded a forbidden space and spilled their WC stories on Nauman and Duchamp, among others… And after that, they had to explain all this to a security guard who appeared there, warned by a consternated user, and who didn’t give a damn about all this and moreover did not want to have any problems…” Extract from “WC Stories. Self-Portrait as a Fountain”, in Negated Cities. Visualizing absent urban spaces (Ciudades negadas. Visualizando espacios urbanos ausentes), Impasse magazine # 6, Centre d’art la Panera, Lleida, 2006.

Medium:
Photography

Tags:
Spain, masculinity, queer, self-portrait, gender

Images
Exercises of Power. Cases: Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List), Fred MacMurray, John Lemmon (The Apartment), DVD, b/w, sound, 8’15’’Casting: James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause), DVD, colour, sound, 32’ 50’’Autorretrato como fuente (Self-Portrait as a Fountain), colour photography, 150 x 100 cm.Instrucciones de uso (Instructions for Use), DVD, colour, sound, 6’30’’Sin título (Utopia) # 9, colour photography, 50 x 70 cm.Alguna parte (SomeWhere) # 28, colour photography, 120 x 180 cm.Un beso (A Kiss), VHS transferred into DVD, b/w, sound, 4’

Location
Madrid, Madrid
Spain

Contact
cabellocarceller@gmail.com

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