NIGHT WATCH (2005-2006)

Filmed and edited in Cuba
Video, PAL DVD, colour, stereo 5:30 min

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‘Night Watch’ was part of the curatorial project Bueno, Bonito y Barato
curated by Elio Rodríguez and Luis Gárciga Romay
Awarded in 2005 by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID)
and the Spanish Embassy in Havana

There are construction companies in Cuba that are prone to ‘losing’ their supplies. One of them was my local state carpentry. Taking advantage of my relationship with the watchman I obtained an agreed upon amount of wood from the carpentry and used it to build a watch-post to be located within the gates of the very same establishment. The watch-post was placed in a zone suitable for surveying and preventing thefts and actions similar in nature to the one I accomplished in order to create this watch-post. The post is being used by the same watchman who allowed me to ‘borrow’ the planks of wood in the first place, as well as by other unknowing guards.