In 1985 Ana Mendieta, Cuban performance artist, 36 years old, plunged 34 stories to her death from a SoHo apartment tower. Her husband Carl Andre, the famous Minimalist sculptor, was tried and acquitted of her murder, a verdict that polarized the New York art world: The establishment rallied to Carl’s defense while Ana became a cause celebre for feminists, convinced of Carl’s guilt. Silueta imagines Carl Andre, 35 years later, riddled by frustration at the loss of his artistic potency and a gnawing suspicion about his complete innocence. The ghost of Ana, meanwhile, haunts him relentlessly at the scene of her death, the apartment they shared and where he still lives today. They are both obsessed with the same question, what really happened that fatal night? Would even knowing the truth set them free?
Directed by Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth
Featuring Pilar O’Connell and Paul Sobrie
Postcard artwork: Catarina Ferreira