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”.