A Room of Her Own (2003)
Teresa Serrano (Mexico, 1936) is one of the three famous artists of the Hispanic world to close “Tedium” programme together with Isabel Rocamora (Spain, 1968) and Miralda (Spain, 1955). It may seem that this is a purely linguistic community. Still, the works of those artists brought together offer a journey from the inside to the outside through interiorization of the space around.
In “A Room of Her Own” (2003), Teresa Serrano explores the topic of estrangement of a personal space implementing Hitchkokian methods and apparatus of expressionists films and noir. Reference to an essay of Virginia Woolf is non-casual, the artist brings in the feminist discourse and projects woman’s experience onto her heroine. The artwork is filled with an overwhelming sense of danger coming from within. The feeling of being watched does not leave the heroine even in her private, secure space, that turns out to be inhabited by The Other.