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THE MAKING OF FORTY RECTANGULAR PIECES FOR A FLOOR CONSTRUCTION


Video, H.264, DVD-PAL, colour, stereo, 5:30 min, 2008
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Due to a shortage of materials in Cuba the workers of a state-run tile and flooring company spend their working hours just sitting, waiting for their day at work to come to an end. Taking advantage of their idle time, I decided to give some life to the factory and generate an alternative form of productivity. The workers’ new task was, for one day between the working hours of 8am-5pm to imitate the sounds produced by equipment that were left unused in the factory, such as cement mixers, shoveling, liftvans, wheelbarrows and so on.







Mark