Delfina Cabrera

Confined Weathers

Graciela Iturbide and Mario Bellatin’s The Bathroom of Frida Kahlo/Demerol without Expiration Date
What is the effect of weathering in a confined space? What if this space is the bathroom of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo? Writer Mario Bellatin and photographer Graciela Iturbide venture into this once intimate room and through a series of artistic interventions breathe new life into it. The logic of the archive is their guiding principle: in order to preserve what has been locked away and stored, it must be exposed and put to new uses.
Keywords: Bellatin, Mario; Iturbide, Graciela; Kahlo, Frida; Rivera, Diego; confined weathers; bathroom; archive; exposure; claustrophilia
Title
Confined Weathers
Subtitle
Graciela Iturbide and Mario Bellatin’s The Bathroom of Frida Kahlo/Demerol without Expiration Date
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Delfina Cabrera
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What is the effect of weathering in a confined space? What if this space is the bathroom of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo? Writer Mario Bellatin and photographer Graciela Iturbide venture into this once intimate room and through a series of artistic interventions breathe new life into it. The logic of the archive is their guiding principle: in order to preserve what has been locked away and stored, it must be exposed and put to new uses.
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Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date Issued
2020
Subject
Bellatin, Mario
Iturbide, Graciela
Kahlo, Frida
Rivera, Diego
confined weathers
bathroom
archive
exposure
claustrophilia
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en-GB
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Confined Weathers
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295
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309
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Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 17 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020), pp. 295–309
Bibliographic Citation
Delfina Cabrera, ‘Confined Weathers: Graciela Iturbide and Mario Bellatin’s The Bathroom of Frida Kahlo/Demerol without Expiration Date’, in Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 17 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020), pp. 295–309 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-17_15>

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Cite as: Delfina Cabrera, ‘Confined Weathers: Graciela Iturbide and Mario Bellatin’s The Bathroom of Frida Kahlo/Demerol without Expiration Date’, in Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer, Cultural Inquiry, 17 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020), pp. 295–309 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-17_15>