Covers of Desires / Rasua Grethell Farinas

Rasúa Grethell Farinas Covers of Desires, 2008-2013 installation, photography, video (2:13 min.)

The patch has become a common practice in Cuba, a way of dealing with objects that should be be but cannot be replaced. It is an aesthetic of the unstable, an improvisation, a solution of the moment. Rasúa’s project focuses on decorative adornment that city residents use in their homes because they could not repair or solve the structural problems in buildings. Rasúa shows people’s attempts to create a good impression: covering the gaps, hiding the errors, hiding dirt with color, with whatever is at hand. The result is a special visual quality, a precarious image is itself a metaphor.

From Cuban Art News

16 May 2013