Wet is a scream, a question: It´s a dance, an exclamation mark that begins in the body and questions the History of art.Wet brings out the figure of Pollock’s wife;Lee Krasner who was an amazing painter too but lived in the shadow..
Wet was born from the need to clarify what it means to be a female painter in a patriarchal society. It also began with a need to understand taboos still dominating in our society ; to explain women’s role in the art world; to unravel what is hidden within the contemporary concept of "genius" in art. Is it just a category for men? Have things changed since the 50’s? Lee Krasner said in an interview: "Unfortunately, I was lucky enough to meet Jackson Pollock."
Wet is a way to deepen my experience as a painter and understand my evolution from painting to performance. Pollock is the perfect vehicle. The script draws from personal diaries, intimate experiences of my relationship with painting, with the creative process, with frustration, and a partner who was then also a painter. Other texts come from the hand of a well-known Spanish writer named José Vidal Valicourt ("Disappearing in a Coltrane solo", published by Pretextos).
Abandoning the figurative and entered the vertiginous world of abstraction, Jackson Pollock became an essential reference in my life. He was the encouragement to express my feelings instead of illustrating them. Little by little, my canvas became a stage on which my body danced freely. I also felt the need to turn the act of painting into something more physical and cathartic. So I owe him a lot—at least this piecewhich is not a tribute, nor a biography, but the perfect pretext to spotlight sexism in painting, to embody Pollock, his relationship with the canvas, Lee Krasner, and the wider world.
Although Wet is not strictly a ¨Happening¨, it does blur the line that separates audience from actors, encouraging participation and generating an interdisciplinary language in which performance, theater, and visual arts converge. Personally, I believe Pollock was a pioneer of performance in painting.