SOLID ABSTRACTION. DISOBEDIENCE STRATEGIES IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART
Miami Biennale, US, April 19th, 2018 @pilgramhotspots
Pilgram 1.0 was a comission for an instagram-based exhibition organized by Boffo NY Foundation. Works in the project were Instagram posts on real time. My piece is titled after the combination of the terms Instagram and pilgrim as it consisted on a symbolic pilgrimage among the first five hotspots ever opened in Cuba, a place where Internet has been prohibited for a long time. By offering free wifi to those who came to the hotspots, I was able to gather meta-data of their Internet traffic. A software fed by this information, generated basic circular shapes as graphics of users’ most used apps and visited websites. By breaking down and imaging data I wanted to find patterns, trends and correlations between the individuals and their internet usage, as a form of survey.