Collection Title: Astrid Hadad collection
Title: Corazón sangrante
Date: 1993
Work Type: Music video., Video art.
Rosina Rivas, production manager ; Guillermo Rosas, director of photography ; Martha Ortiz Chapa, Annete Fradera, music producer ; Omar Ortiz, musical director.
Astrid Hadad, protagonist ; Omar Ortiz, Ernesto Anaya, Leonel López, Alfonso Hernández, Sibila de Villa, Alejandra Hernández, musicians.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:10:20
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: This awarded video clip, produced independently, offers a particular reading of Astrid Hadad’s aesthetic proposal through the song ‘Corazón sangrante.’ The video clip immerses itself in the colors, sounds, and moving images of Adelitas and virgins. Hadad’s body and voice are at the center of this imagery, contrasting with landscapes that suggest links between the female body and the Mexican political body. At the same time, the multiplied presence of Astrid Hadad suggests that identities related to gender, sexuality, and politics are not static but mobile and complex.Astrid Hadad is a vocalist and performance artist from Mexico. Her work as a solo performance artist took off in 1995 with her show ‘Heavy Nopal.’ The term ‘heavy nopal’ refers to the Mexican cactus distilled to make tequila and is how Hadad describes her style of performance. Her shows follow the format of a cabaret, in which Hadad dazzles her audience with stunning vocals and elaborated costumes. She appropriates iconic images in Mexican culture, straps them to her body, and walks onstage to reconfigure their meanings. Through her voice and her body, Hadad challenges to her audience to adopt her system of cultural processing. Most of her work challenges cultural norms pertaining to gender roles in Mexican society. She also addresses issues of US neo imperialism. Hadad writes, produces, and promotes her own work.
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Copyright Holder: Astrid Hadad
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