Saturday, 4 April 2009
'X HAVANA BIENAL' 2009, SELECTED WORKS
Carolina Caycedo, 'Use in Case of Emergency' 13 red machetes inscribed with the names of revolutionary guerilla movements in latinamerica
"Unfortunately I have the money and you work
Unfortunately I eat well and you don't
Unfortunately I have fun and you are fucked
Unfortunately I have the bullets although i shouldn't
Unfortunately the only thing you have left is ethics"
"You have the money and I work
You eat and I look
You have fun and I wait
You have the bullets and i die
You explain and I don't understand your dogma"
Leon Ferrari, 'Nosotros No Sabiamos' collection of newspaper notes reporting on the appearance of the mutilated, incinerated and bullet-ridden bodies found in Argentina during the dictatorship. Nosotros no sabíamos (We Didn’t Know) was the phrase repeated by a large section of the population which refused to acknowledge State terrorism.
Stan Douglas 'Inconsolable Memories' : a 16mm film based in part on Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s 1968 film, Memorias del Subdesarrollo (Memories of Underdevelopment). "In an underdeveloped country, there is no continuity, everything is forgotten. We waste our talent in adapting to each new situation..."
Nuevos Ricos (Carlos Amorales and Silverio), 'Fonoteca de Discos Pirata', 1000 pirate CDs of funk, ska, punk, italo disco, salsa, cumbia, grunge, hip hop, to be circulated in Havana
Tirzo Martha, 'Tourism (Curazao)'
Patrick Tuttofuoco, 'Mapa 6 (Cuba)'