Award Martiel, Carlos
Fleeting Imaginaries, CIFO Art Space, Miami, USA.
Curated by Jesús Fuenmayor
I underwent a surgery in which a piece of my skin, 6 centimeters in circumference, was removed. After this, the tissue was dissected by an art conservator and introduced into a gold medal which resembles the one that the Cuban Government gives to a few selected citizens. Around the scar on my body the technical details of the work were tattooed, remaining as a permanent register of this commemoration.
Video: Glexis Novoa
Editing: Ernesto Oroza
Surgeons: Dr. Flor A. Mayoral, Dr. Janelle Vega, Dr. Adriane Vega, Dr. Manuel Iriondo
Conservator: Flavia Perugini
(Produced as part of The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation’s 2014 Grants and Commissions Program)