Untitled, 1971

Miami Beach 2016
Galerie Lelong & Co.
Untitled is the first of over 100 films created by Mendieta. By scratching and painting directly onto the film’s emulsion, she formed a filmic painting of fields of dancing colors, comprised of vibrant strokes of blue and splashes of red. Though Mendieta experimented with various technical processes, this is the only moving-image work in which she manipulated the film’s surface.