This exhibition has elements
of my series entitled "Lobotomía" and "Metálica."
These are a series of black and white photographs that I have
been working on since 1996 until today.
"Refrigerate After Opening"
is a pun inspired in the title of one of the pieces of the series
"Metálica," where I combine self-portrait and
metallic elements made by myself as well as other domestic appliances.
The fact of being the main character in most of the images is
very important to me due to my formation as an actress at the
Faculty of Scenic Arts in the Institute Superior de Arte in
I do not provoke or seek the
feminine but it is present in my work for I am a woman.
Cirenaica is not only the physical
protagonist of her work but also the metaphor for those she
dreams. Cirenaica has constructed a being that transcends her,
she has converted her body into a place where all the women
she is, gather together to knit and conspire. That duality has
become destiny. The created characters have profiled her femininity
in a way that fluctuates between the quiet knitter spinning
thread who dreams and waits, and, at the same time, is being
dreamed of and is exposed. And dreamed of in her delirium, she
is diluted in the grace of the water. She is revealed in the
silent violence of the light that burns and darkens when it
falls directly, and is converted into sharpened metal that united
with the dreamed bodies, cuts when they are caressed.
- Armando Suárez-Cobián