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a woman walks by a public wall, on the wall are two red streaks, paralell to each other and flaring away from each other as they reach the top of the wall


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Landmarks Video Presents "Untitled (Blood Sign #2/Body Tracks)" by Ana Mendieta
Aug. 1 - Aug. 31

Blood Sign #2/Body Tracks demonstrates the variability and intermediacy of Mendieta’s work in a quick, simple action with a complex, enduring effect. The video begins with Mendieta standing against a wall in a sacrificial manner with her arms extended up and outwards in a V. She then slowly slides herself down the surface and onto her knees, leaving behind red trails from her blood-soaked hands as she rises to look into the camera and walk out of the frame. Part performance, part painting, the act of Blood Sign #2 yields a large-scale minimalist image evocative of a tree or other upward-rising form. Thus, despite its initial connotations of pain, suffering, or demise, Mendieta’s act transforms into a symbol of life, hope, and growth.