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Films

   . REPULSION SYSTEM FOR PRODUCTIVE LANDS   
   . THE SMILER
   . THE PRIVILEGE OF ACTING
   . TERRA ASCIUTTA   
   . ENGAGEMENT RATE FORMULA
   . THE NEW MAN AND MY FATHER
   . EMPTY PAGE-PROTECTING OUR OWN
   . GLORIES OF A FORGOTTEN FUTURE
   . SURPLUS PRODUCTION LINE
   . THE MAKING OF FORTY RECTANGULAR
     PIECES  FOR A FLOOR CONSTRUCTION

   . HOW IS A STOREHOUSE BUILT
   . HERE EVERYBODY TAKES CARE OF ME
   . NIGHT WATCH               


Video Archives

   . INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE GREAT BEYOND
   . MOMENTS THAT SHAPED THE WORLD

   . EL EXPLOTE-STATISTIC DEPARTMENT
   . OMERTÀ
   . OVATION


Drawing Series

   . WE WORK ONLY BECAUSE WE ARE BEING WATCHED
   . DEPARTMENT OF DESTRUCTION OF CUBAN ECONOMY


Installations

   . LAND OF PLENTY
   . ANECHOIC ROOM
   . COVERT PLANNING
   . PRODUCTIVITY CONTROL SYSTEM
   . THE POWER OF THE WORKING CLASS
   . THE BEST EFFORT
   . DREAM PRODUCTION PLAN
   . THE VALUE OF ABSENCE
   . 357.890 SQM PLANNED


Photography Series

   . REPLACEMENT POINTS
   . TIME TO RELAX
   . STOCK


Solo Exhibitions

  . 2768. 23,53. 8. 1958. 57%. 1000   
  . LAND OF PLENTY
  . SELECTIVE MEMORY
  . ABSOLUTE SILENCE DOES NOT EXIST
  . EMPTY PAGE
  . SELECTED WORKS
  . CENTRUM
  . SURPLUS PRODUCTION LINE
  . TIME TO RELAX
  . THE VALUE OF ABSENCE
  . STOCK
  . NEW PRODUCTION STRUCTURES


Catalogues


  . THE PARADOX OF LABOUR


Workshops


  . THE PARADOX OF ART AND LABOUR


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All rights reserved by the author


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DREAM PRODUCTION PLAN FOR STATE-RUN
COMPANIES IN CUBA (2012-2019)


Produced in Cuba and Spain
Installation, wooden boxes documents, photographs (20x25 cm)



‘Sleeping indefinitely at work is an inconceivable notion. In Cuba, however, it is quite common. To maintain or feed productivity, the State has set regulations for workplaces and employee conduct. Still, few people abide by them because there are no repercussions for being lazy, or even sleeping at work. These regulations serve more of a symbolic nature. Both parties’ tacit agreement that the system is inherently unproductive renders workplaces into ‘ghost production structures’. Therefore, sleeping during work hours changes nothing as this economic model’s output is dispensable to continue working as it is.

In addition to sharing Cubans’ dreams, one of my main objectives with ‘Dreams Production Plan’, was to achieve a production line that would allow me to demonstrate in a tangible form that the dreams of socialism are a marketable product, merchandise that can be mass-produced and exported. ‘Dreams Production Plan’ is a critique of the establishment. It presents an alternative system that allows for productivity to happen using the existing structures, without changing or interfering with the day-to-day work rituals.’

Excerpt from an interview with Friederike Sigler.
WORK. Documents of Contemporary Art, 2016.
Copublished by Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press






New Production Structures, Adn Galeria, 2021
Photo Credits: Roberto Ruiz © Adn Galeria



The Value of Absence, Kunsthalle Basel, 2013
Photo Credits: Serge Hasenböhler © Kunsthalle Basel



Mark