abstract color image; greenish-red, pink and grey body parts; form with short white-appearing hairs at right

© Jacqueline Hayden

529 Voluminosa, 2006

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Jacqueline Hayden’s 529 Voluminosa is a color-inverted close-up image of a female nude. The model is a member of the professional Cuban dance troupe Danza Voluminosa, whose members are dancers who gained weight, belying the notion that dancers must always be extremely thin. Founded in 1996, the dance group performs primarily in Havana. Hayden’s abstracted image is part of a series of prints called “Voluminosa” and was originally made in 2004 for use as a photographic projection for the theater performance Una Muerte Dulce (A Sweet Death). The series of images was presented as an alternative visual narrative to the death of the lead character who experienced rejection from her mother because she was fat. In her despair, she ate only sweets as a means to transform herself into a grotesque being, eventually eating herself to death.

Details
Title
529 Voluminosa
Artist Life
born 1950
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2016.21
Provenance
The artist; (Red Trillium Press, Florence, Mass.); sold to MIA, 2016.
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abstract color image; greenish-red, pink and grey body parts; form with short white-appearing hairs at right

© Jacqueline Hayden

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