Importations Batch n1, 2012

Installation ( variable dimensions)

container, disused objects, photographic documentation.


Importaciones, Lote No 1 (Importations, batch No1) considers the rules governing the importation of products into the territory of the Republic of Cuba. The introduction of certain typologies of commodities, especially computing hardware, is prohibited by the law. In reaction to this official decree, Melis proposes to break apart technological artifacts into pieces, so they can be removed from the category of functional objects and enter easily the country. A container collects some objects dismantled by the artist, who identified each separate component to facilitate the reconstruction once introduced in Cuba thanks to the complicity of people that will carry them into the country.