Isabel Perez del Pulgar
WOMAN BODY SELFIE EXPERIENCE
Woman Body seen by herself by Rrose Present
From the re-presentation of the bodies of desire to the presentation of the desiring bodies that construct their plural identities from each of their connected "Rooms of One's Own"(1). Bodies that legitimize their plural discourses with the liberating experience of creation thus winning the battle to domestication.
Now is the time to recover women authors who illuminated their bodies with their own discourses like Maya Deren. She opened the way for Moving Images ”Cinema” to enter the Museum as a form of Art antagonistic to the educating mass narratives of the Hollywood industry. With her "Chamber Films"(2) she looked for an intimate experience both in the creative process of filming and in the format of her projections. Her gaze was like a visual writing made in that "own room" that allowed her to create worlds from the place of the subtle, the fragile, the imagined, the magical, a subjective gaze in which camera and body were united in lively choreography in space / time of the film.
The Selfies presented here might well be the inheritors of that subjective gaze which uses the placement of the subtle as a powerful weapon against the monolithic thinking, that in the hypermedia era, with the superproduction of selfies, re-produce the steroids of the capitalist-system-world that continues commodifying with our bodies.
1 “'Rooms of One's Own' connected” Virginia Woolf 's 'Rooms of One's Own' concept mixt with 'Connected Rooms' on network by Remedios Zafra.