• Grace Ndiritu, Desert Storm, 2004

Through the use of performance media and video, works by Grace Ndiritu touch upon such important socio-political problems as famine, civil wars or cultural fetishism. "Desert Storm", it is a performative video in which the artist, laying on a map of the world covered by a textile, bends forwards and backwards and moves in the rhythm of ethnic music. The work is a sort of “mapping” of the sites of armed conflicts and civil wars and of a woman’s body at the same time (with the body being alternately covered and uncovered). The camera used by Ndiritu to register her intimate performances serves as a tool of cognition and self-observation, an element of shamanistic ritual owing to which the viewer can get to the important subjects raised by the artist.

Year: 2004
Medium: digital betacam
Format: 05:07

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Grace Ndiritu
Index: MSN: 4300-20/2015
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Cofinanced by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under the 'National collections of contemporary art 2015' priority

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