Ana Isabel Díez clearly fits within the category of artists who have a genuine social consciousness, and who feel a personal need to address social issues in her practices.
Given that clothing is charged with historical meaning, memory and identity, the project approaches breaking cultural patterns through the destruction of personal garments belonging to women exposed to violence. Using torn garments, balls are made by tangling and knotting the scraps of fabric, giving them a new configuration, transforming their reality. In other words the construction of the balls becomes a cathartic and healing action that implies a change of shape, a change in life.
“EN – BOLA – ATADOS arises from different meanings of the word EMBOLATAR (deceive, confuse, get lost) In this exhibition the artist addresses the topic of domestic violence against women, bringing attention to the magnitude of this growing social problem.