Classification of the work of Weiss



Although it is difficult to encompass her work, I will attempt a classification that allows those interested in knowing her work to understand it as part of different moments and experimentations:


Videos on love and indifference • Exoego 8 (1981)
• El Eclipse (1982)
• Inertia (1989)

Autobiographical videos• Autovideato (1979)
• Videorigen de Weiss (1984)

Ludic videos • Flor Cósmica (1977)
• Versátil (1978)
• Caleidoscopio (1979)
• Bidé o Escultura (1981)
• Tasas de interés (1983)
• Palenque y ¿Pola qué? (1983)
• La carrera (1983)
• Romualdo García (1985)
• Weegee (1985)
• Videopus (1985)
• Ejercicio con Mo (1985)
• El avión (undated)

Indigenous people videos • Somos Mujeres (1978)
• Los Muertos en Etla (1979)
• Cuetzalan y yo (1979)
• Sol o Águila (1980)
• Santa Cruz Tepexpan (1980)

Videos on different themes • Freud (1979)
• Todavía estamos (1979)
• Puerto Vallarta Amante Set (1979)
• El salto (1983)
• Navideo (1983)
• Toti amiga (1983)
• arTVeing (1985)

Video dance - performances
and dance documentation
• Xochimilco (1979)
• Papalotl (1979)
• Videodanza (1979)
• Videodanza Viva Videodanza (1979)
• Cuilapan de Guerrero (1979)
• La Venusina nace y Reforma (1980)
• Extrapolación y otros cuentos (1981)
• Performance outside the Museo de Arte Moderno (undated)

Best videos • Mi Corazón (1986)
• Merlín (1987)




The purpose of this classification is not to point the work of other researchers in this direction; it is the result of studying her work for several years and of having access to the information provided by the artist’s personal notebooks. It is, however, a path for those who want to approach the work of this pioneer through the exploration of the possibilities of Weiss’ video language. ¹

¹ Note of Curator of the The Pola Weiss Archive, Edna Torres-Ramos.

"This project was funded by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes"
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