projects

Finished Projects

Vanities

“Vanities”
Installation-action.
90 pieces of clothing, furniture, catalogue of the collection.
Variable dimensions.
2018.

This project was articulated around the design of thirty pieces of clothing, created by synthesizing the images of certificates, diplomas and moral awards given to my grandmother by several politic and mass organizations in Cuba from the 60´s until the 90´s. The appropriation of certain decorative elements from the certificates, to create utilitarian and commercial articles, establishes a comment on the changes occurring in contemporary Cuban society; in which, the value of sacrifice and unconditional effort, the value of moral recognition above any material compensation, has been replaced by the vindication of individuality, by the logics of surviving, by the solution of practical dilemmas and by the consumption needed, even appreciating some expressions of superficiality.

The project had the explicit purpose of selling the pieces of clothing separately, democratizing its consumption. In this way, the exhibition space functioned as a kind of boutique, with display hangers and appropriate shelves. The furniture was made up of modular pieces reinterpreting the aesthetics of the 60´s. The clothing was made in three different sizes for each design, (S, M, L) to make a total of 90 pieces.

Besides this installation set, the show included a collection catalogue, containing the sketches I made for the designs, as well as the original certificates images conferred to my grandmother.

“Vanities”
Installation-action.
90 pieces of clothing, furniture, catalogue of the collection.
Variable dimensions.
2018.

This project was articulated around the design of thirty pieces of clothing, created by synthesizing the images of certificates, diplomas and moral awards given to my grandmother by several politic and mass organizations in Cuba from the 60´s until the 90´s. The appropriation of certain decorative elements from the certificates, to create utilitarian and commercial articles, establishes a comment on the changes occurring in contemporary Cuban society; in which, the value of sacrifice and unconditional effort, the value of moral recognition above any material compensation, has been replaced by the vindication of individuality, by the logics of surviving, by the solution of practical dilemmas and by the consumption needed, even appreciating some expressions of superficiality.

The project had the explicit purpose of selling the pieces of clothing separately, democratizing its consumption. In this way, the exhibition space functioned as a kind of boutique, with display hangers and appropriate shelves. The furniture was made up of modular pieces reinterpreting the aesthetics of the 60´s. The clothing was made in three different sizes for each design, (S, M, L) to make a total of 90 pieces.

Besides this installation set, the show included a collection catalogue, containing the sketches I made for the designs, as well as the original certificates images conferred to my grandmother.