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Anagram

Media: Video.
Materials/Technique: Mono-channel video.
Duration: 6.35min.
Date: 2012
Edition amount: 3

“Anagram” shows a blind man formally describing ordinary objects according to their shapes, m. The artwork tries to make a reflection about what we consider real, from his specific position as a blind person, whose life sense experience is different. This reflection from the language standpoint questions subjective notions we have about the truth of things.

Media: Video.
Materials/Technique: Mono-channel video.
Duration: 6.35min.
Date: 2012
Edition amount: 3

“Anagram” shows a blind man formally describing ordinary objects according to their shapes, m. The artwork tries to make a reflection about what we consider real, from his specific position as a blind person, whose life sense experience is different. This reflection from the language standpoint questions subjective notions we have about the truth of things.

New Man

Media: Video

Materials/Technique: Mono-channel video/16mm Digitized film

Language: Spanish. Subtitles: English.

Duration: 3.37 min

Date: 2019.

Edition amount: 3

Short film in which some Cuban teenagers start a conversation that makes us think about the success paradigm and its patterns, in contemporary Cuba.


During the dialogue, they refer to the reggaeton phenomenon and the culture of “reparto”, but their ideas go far beyond music, and involve other derivations of it, such as the image, the language, the body, the attitude, among other conceptual figures, that work as models for the new generations.

Media: Video

Materials/Technique: Mono-channel video/16mm Digitized film

Language: Spanish. Subtitles: English.

Duration: 3.37 min

Date: 2019.

Edition amount: 3

Short film in which some Cuban teenagers start a conversation that makes us think about the success paradigm and its patterns, in contemporary Cuba.

During the dialogue, they refer to the reggaeton phenomenon and the culture of “reparto”, but their ideas go far beyond music, and involve other derivations of it, such as the image, the language, the body, the attitude, among other conceptual figures, that work as models for the new generations.

Little bread and poor circuses

Media: Video.

Materials/Technique: Mono-channel video in loop displayed in a small screen.

Duration: 8.22 min

Date: 2011

Edition amount: 3

This video shows an almost inert image of a female character waiting for something that does not occur. The boring sensation and the waiting of the character try to generate calm and contemplation from the audience. This calm, is upset when it starts to snow.

The snow effect is presented as a contradiction, in a kind of surrealistic way, because it does not fit with the weather conditions depicted on the image. This responds to my interest in alluding, not to real snow, but to “wishing” snow, as a symbol of internal wishes of change that do not materialize in reality. The title of the piece intends to particularize the concern that motivates the creation of this work. 

Media: Video.

Materials/Technique: Mono-channel video in loop displayed in a small screen.

Duration: 8.22 min

Date: 2011

Edition amount: 3

This video shows an almost inert image of a female character waiting for something that does not occur. The boring sensation and the waiting of the character try to generate calm and contemplation from the audience. This calm, is upset when it starts to snow.

The snow effect is presented as a contradiction, in a kind of surrealistic way, because it does not fit with the weather conditions depicted on the image. This responds to my interest in alluding, not to real snow, but to “wishing” snow, as a symbol of internal wishes of change that do not materialize in reality. The title of the piece intends to particularize the concern that motivates the creation of this work. 

Genealogy of the metaphor

Media: Video-installation-action.

Materials/Technique: Mono-channel video, postcards, wooden shelves.

Duration: Variable dimensions.

Date: 2017.

Edition Amount: 3 + artist proof

I intend to generate a reflection about lexicon and the load that the spoken language has in the construction of meanings, in a specific context. I focus in the scope of the word Yuma, in Cubans´ popular culture. This common expression acts as a metaphoric filter which transcends the only fact of designating or naming, and works as a personal mental image, tinged by the experience of each person in relation to politics, homeland, culture, emigration, success, language, family…

 

This artwork is based on the construction of a genealogical tree, including the closest members of my family in Cuba, in order to compile each one of their impressions regarding this term. From that structure the spectator is faced with a proposal: to establish a communication link with some of my family members, using as a support, some available postcards allegoric to the City of Yuma and Yuma County, in Arizona, United States.

Media: Video-installation-action.

Materials/Technique: Mono-channel video, postcards, wooden shelves.

Duration: Variable dimensions.

Date: 2017.

Edition Amount: 3 + artist proof

I intend to generate a reflection about lexicon and the load that the spoken language has in the construction of meanings, in a specific context. I focus in the scope of the word Yuma, in Cubans´ popular culture. This common expression acts as a metaphoric filter which transcends the only fact of designating or naming, and works as a personal mental image, tinged by the experience of each person in relation to politics, homeland, culture, emigration, success, language, family…

This artwork is based on the construction of a genealogical tree, including the closest members of my family in Cuba, in order to compile each one of their impressions regarding this term. From that structure the spectator is faced with a proposal: to establish a communication link with some of my family members, using as a support, some available postcards allegoric to the City of Yuma and Yuma County, in Arizona, United States.

Liberty is a Palimpsest

Media: Video-installation
Materials/Technique: Video, cardboard box, remnants of glass. 

Dimensions: Variable // Video 9.30min, loop
Date: 2021

Video documenting my attempts and struggle to write one specific word with molten glass on a surface. I play with the limitation to write the whole word and with its legibility. That is one of the reasons repetition is so important in this work. Next to the video projection, there is a cardboard box which contains all the glass remnants from the described action. 

Video excerpt: https://youtu.be/T2876xvWogg

Media: Video-installation
Materials/Technique: Video, cardboard box, remnants of glass. 

Dimensions: Variable // Video 9.30min, loop
Date: 2021

Video documenting my attempts and struggle to write one specific word with molten glass on a surface. I play with the limitation to write the whole word and with its legibility. That is one of the reasons repetition is so important in this work. Next to the video projection, there is a cardboard box which contains all the glass remnants from the described action. 

Video excerpt: https://youtu.be/T2876xvWogg