Boca de Tabla
Teresa Serrano | 2007 | 3 min | Excerpt
Teresa Serrano (born 1936 in Mexico City) has developed a wide-ranging artistic practice informed by various areas of interest, but a central part of her artistic process is a reflection on her experience as a woman. Her artwork, which comprises sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and video, mainly deals with the bodies and social roles of women as well as the violence and discrimination against them.
Serrano later began to explore themes of fear, anxiety, and obsession using the language of cinematic genres as did with "Boca de Tabla"; the video follows a restless woman as she wanders incessantly through a large house from one room to another, stopping only to observe herself in mirrors and perform minor tasks.