Friday, 26 April 2019

The writing's on the wall

We've just returned from our Cuban road trip touring the island in 'The Monster' - a pink 1950s Chevy driven by the inimitable Tony. Late-night Bucaneros and blue skies notwithstanding, we spent all our time documenting the revolutionary propagandas that are currently (but for how long?) the country's only form of advertising. Over one thousand kilometres and four thousand photos later we're back in the studio with a headful (two headfuls!) of projects, including a book and multiple collaborative works. But all that is to come! For now there is All this could be yours. Created for the Havana Biennial 2019 - and more specifically for the super-talented Nestor Siré's Seccion ARTE in the Paquete Semanal (daily updates here and on instagram @seccion_arte) - it recontextualises Cuban propagandas, presenting them in a new (graphic) language alongside European election billboards in Marseille, France. Included in the Paquete, the work is currently travelling across Cuba via a human 'sneakernet', reaching an estimated 10 million viewers across the island. Huge thanks to Nestor Siré, Ronald Reyes, Mécènes du Sud (who's Prix du Lauréat helped fund the trip) and, of course, our beloved 'mano Big Tony.