The following work arose in collaboration with the D-Art Theater Group. The performance consisted of hugging a tree from sunrise to sunset. Everything was done at a park in the city of Holguin, Cuba, at a time when the lack of energy forced the abstract thought that trees were able to cook food.
This project is made up of photographs that were taken with an analog camera to imitate what is technically considered an error from a traditional perspective, such as double exposure or poor framing.
The photographs reproduce what stems from the viewpoint of the social culture in the Cuban Revolution. Dreaming about what we don’t have, shutting our eyes to what we dislike, or diluting ourselves in the crowds… all while forgetting that we are also individuals. This is not a matter of taking bad photographs or making amateur mistakes. This about capturing mistakes that are made daily.
A country does not have to be as it was designed.
The operative of this project was apart of a social experiment. Take photographs of Cuba at times and places that could seem like anywhere else, convert them into postcards, and expose them in a typical souvenir shop. These postcards denote the concept of travel for most Cubans.
A complimentary gallery for the project “Get to Know Cuba First and Abroad at the Same Time.”
These are postcards of the world made from photographs presented by Cuban television. For Cubans who dream of knowing what other parts of the world look like, there is No Need For Wings.