Autorretrato como fuente

Xeito Fole

Autorretrato como fuente [Self-Portrait as a Fountain] is a counter-historiographic remake of Bruce Nauman's 1966 piece Self-Portrait as a Fountain, which became a landmark work of conceptual and twentieth-century art. According to documentary sources, in the piece Nauman parodies the heroic male nude present in traditional sculpture as a metaphor for the fountain of wisdom and fertility. He shows his transbutch body performing the same action as Nauman, with the intention of rethinking the idea of masculinity as something inherent to the body of cis men. The action is a ritual that he performs with the most censored political fluid of gestating bodies: menstruation. A fluid that shows his fertility, that forms part of Xeito, his cycles, his body and his masculinity. Symbolically, he spits his menstruation ("I as a source") at androcentric Art History ®, at the history of the art of cis men written by and for cis men who have denied and made invisible discourses, desires, bodies and sexualities outside the cisheteronormative and patriarchal-colonial hegemony.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Autorretrato como fuente
  • Direction: Xeito Fole
  • Production: 2016.
  • Duration: 00:01:48
  • Languages: without dialogue
  • Formats: HD 1920x1080