Rachel Ara - D.O.A.M II (The Death of Ana Mendieta)
Renders for Public Sculpture Proposal
Pigment print with varnish overlay on Somerset White 250gsm paper
Edition of 30
30 x 42cm
The D.O.A.M series is an ongoing collection of work including CAD drawings, projections, public sculpture and moving image in response to the death of the artist Ana Mendieta, and concerns with gender based violence.
Using meticulous detail, the death scene has been reconstructed from witness accounts, meteorological, astronomical and other collated data.
The light pierces the 2 cuts in the upright structure, projecting itself onto surfaces opposite. In public, natural light is used, whereas in a gallery the light is simulated, using live data feeds from the exact location in New York.
Commissioned in celebration of Anise Gallery’s 10 Year Anniversary, and printed in collaboration with Plain.tiff Press.