I Don’t Wanna Be (a Barbie)

Title (as given to the record by the creator):  I Don’t Wanna Be (a Barbie)
Date(s) of creation: August 1996
Creator / author / publisher: Estibaliz Sadaba, FaT GiRL
Physical description:
1 page with 2 photographs and text around them on both sides.
Reference #: FG6-005
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From the photographic series 

I Don’t Wanna Be (a Barbie)

by Estibaliz Sadaba 

[images: two black and white photos of the same lower belly with the word DIETA written on with thick, black marker. In both photos, hands are holding the fat of the belly, squeezing. In one, the squeezing is from the sides so the letters E and T are squished together. In the other ,the squeezing is pinching between the thumbs at the top and the fingers below, so the word DIETA balloons out.]

“I think that maybe you don’t consider my belly ‘notorious’ enough but it’s a hard issue for me to fight against the idea of the thin anorectic woman (K. Moss style) that is everywhere.

This was my response to the pressure I felt in the art world or even between my proper friends. So that’s the context of the work.”