This piece, La Guarida, which means “to haunt” or “lurk,” is based on a specific site in Havana, Cuba, which I visited last year. The grand, turn of the century mansion of which you see a single view, has become home and factory to at least 50 families who have carved out their personal spaces from the elaborate structure of the building. This piece performs a kind of archaeological exploration of this specific place and of the city as I experienced it and an examination of the way people have transformed their architecture.
A selection from a larger series.
2001, foto-projections, cibachrome, 30”x40”.