The making of forty rectangular pieces for a floor construction, 2008

Video, DVD, color, stereo, 5:30 min

Due to a shortage of materials in Cuba the workers of a state-run tile and flooring company spend their working hours just sitting, waiting for their day at work to come to an end. Taking advantage of their idle time, I decided to give some life to the factory and generate an alternative form of productivity. The workers’ new task was, for one day between the working hours of 8am-5pm to imitate the sounds produced by equipment that were left unused in the factory, such as cement mixers, shoveling, liftvans, wheelbarrows and so on.

Still of the video The Making of forty rectangular pieces for a floor construction

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