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

Instrucciones de uso (Instructions for Use), DVD, colour, sound, 6’30’’

Instrucciones de uso (Instructions for Use), DVD, colour, sound, 6’30’’

Cabello/Carceller. Instrucciones de uso (Instructions for Use), DVD, colour, sound, 6’30’’, 2004.

Description:
"Instructions for Use" is conformed and organized as a visual guide where a variety of traditionally masculine gestures, attitudes and poses are displayed by a woman. This video is meant to work as an ironical but effective users’ guide to acquire a “correct” masculine image in a short space of time… Masculinity has not a compulsory owner and, as portrayed here, can be considered as much a cultural construction as femininity has been traditionally regarded.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
Spain, queer, video, masculinity, 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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