FIÑE – WIP
10’ 18” | Black and White | 16mm captura | Digital | No sound WIP | 2022 | Cuba, México, France
RESIDENCY ATELIER 105 – LIGHTCONE PARIS
In what was my third visit to Havana and initially a trip commissioned to experimentally register the making of a public sculpture, I found myself walking while waiting. Waiting, together with the other artists, to know if the making of the piece would even take place – some permits where on hold. Uncertainty and my limited time there, little over a month, uncoupled the works.
I found myself walking, revisiting, and filming. Mostly filming the neighborhood we stayed at: El vedad – Calle 9 between L and J, Parque de los suspiros…
Ascending and descending numbers and letters, bumping and u-turning at the Malecón, Almendares River, Zapata. My own sort of magna doodle (magnetic drawing toy) with the district. Doubling paths with faces, sites, trees, cats…that would start to become familiar. Doubling paths with my own memories of having been there as a child, as a teen… Coppelia again and again, sit in the park, now with wifi. It is and it isn’t a film of Havana; somehow it can and can’t be a film of Havana, in the same way a stroll is and it isn’t just walking.
Image (Directing, Filming, Editing) – Manuela De Laborde.
Featuring – Vecinos de Vedado, Luis Carricaburu
Developing – Estudios Churubusco
Postproduction – Light cone – Atelier 105
Color CorRection – Clovis Stocchetti