Photo: Rafael Villares
Factoría Habana, Havana, Cuba.
Curated by Concha Fontenla
How many did not make it? Will we ever know the number of those who perished in that tragedy? Will we know how many Cubans have died in the strait that separates Cuba from the United States in over half a century? Sunk beneath the stream in the short stretch of the Gulf lays one of the largest cemeteries, filled with victims of hate and tyrannical pride. Death finds them in civilian boats attacked by ships and fighter jets, in rafts built on desperation, in nightmarish shipwreck, swallowed by storms and burned by the sun.
– Ernesto Santana.
During the opening of the exhibition, my sedated body remains lying on a tire tube.
(Realized as part of the solo exhibition “Frangmentos de memoria”. Produced with the support of Factoría Habana and the Asociación Cultural Cubeart)