EWVA European Women's Video Art


Key Works


Escena doméstica con gusano verde (Domestic scene with a green worm) (1983)




A green worm is taken out of context and has its  movements recorded in different positions for 2 hours by the first portable betamax video in 1983. A 3-year old boy witnessed the recording and spontaneously was narrating the action of the worm. It was a familiar scene during which the mother, the artist, was recording it.


Escena domestica en movimiento (Domestic Moving Scene) (1983)




Various objects rotate, move, and change colour using video effects. There are human hands of children and adults, that activate them the objects. There is a voice describing  the movements and action generated. We can hear in the background comments about the relevant news outside of the scene. At the end of the sequence the objects that were used are revealed.


Women Violence (1975)

Mixed Media

with Video Performance


After reading a story in a newspaper in Washington DC on violence and repression against women in Chilean prisons, Marisa González initiated a project with the collaboration of women colleagues and teachers at the Corcoran School of Art, to dramatise the impact of violence on their bodies, creating a performance based photographic series, under the slogan 'the personal is political'. Among the participants were her teacher and artist Mary Beth Edelson, and her classmate Karen Sommerville. With Karen, she made her first video performance at the Corcoran Gallery entitled Violence, where political repression and torture are reflected by sequences of 'action paintings' on a wall of the room.

She worked on these photo sessions mounting them on modular series of high contrast acetates as shown at the Corcoran DuPont Center in Washington DC in 1975, in New York Cayman Gallery 1977, and in 1978 at the Contemporary Art Museum MEAC in Madrid, among others.


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