CINDY SHERMAN

Cindy Sherman / Untitled, Film Still n. 15 (Sin título, Fotograma nº 15), 1978

Untitled, Film Still n. 15, 1978
Gelatine silver print over paper, copy of the time, edition 1/10
25,4 x 20,3 cm

 

Cindy SHERMAN (Glen Ridge, USA, 1954)

Cindy Sherman employs a camera to photograph herself representing a great deal of clichés. From a feminine perspective, she uses her own body to recreate endless characters that are typical of a misogynist society: prostitutes, drug addicts, ballerinas, housewives, repudiated women…

One of her most relevant series is Untitled, Film Still, to which this work belongs. Consisting of eighty-four photographs in black and white, the series depicts scenes from a fictitious film that both visually and narratively take us back to the American film noir of the 40’s and 50’s, to those double features of B films, to Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense films, or to the French Nouvelle Vague films and the Italian neorrealist ones. In each photograph Sherman herself portrays a scene where she dresses up with the clothes and make up of a character and uses her body just as if it were one more prop of that cinematographic stage on which the only place for women was that of stereotypes.

Maita Cañamás
Currator

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