HOW IS A STOREHOUSE BUILT (2007)
Filmed and edited in Cuba
Video, PAL DVD, stereo, colour 5:00 min
Storehouse workers at a cement factory in Havana explain in an audio interview with the artist how to store, classify and keep track of the stock. They also explain how they protect it from theft by hiding it in inconspicuous places around the factory. While the footage filmed by Melis in their homes, in secret, reveals all the stolen cement tucked away in wardrobes, cupboards and under mattresses. The video and audio overlap paints a portrait of an amusingly paradoxical reality - the workers who are meant to keep the stock in the factory in check, steal it instead, and get away with it because they know how to hide it.