Friday, 19 April 2013

Raspberry Kitsch - a North East Fashion & Lifestyle blog: Mojitos and murder mysteries at the Crisis Skyligh...

While still preparing my next post on Murder in Havana (with pix, recipes etc) I found this post linked to on Culture Connect's website. Not only for this post, the blog is worth a visit!

Raspberry Kitsch - a North East Fashion & Lifestyle blog: Mojitos and murder mysteries at the Crisis Skyligh...: After an extremely busy week with the Shift event and despite the long weekend, and all my hopes of (finally) getting on top of my bloggin...

Monday, 1 April 2013

Cooking in Cuban 3.0

I've been calling myself -every now and then- a "situationist artist" for well over 25 years. Most of my "art" is performed, without any sticker,  woven in the warp and weft of ordinary life...  and I NEVER save a visual souvenir, a permanence... The most I do -and not always- is to write a little note about the performance.

There are, however, some recurrent sets of works. "Cooking in Cuban" is one of them.

CiC is very simple, and happens all the time: I can't cook in any other way but in Cuban... in spite of being a post-nationalist rootless cosmopolitan. Some times, purposely, I organise a meal and have friends over -or I cook at their place- and while preparing a "Cuban meal" I tell stories. Those stories might be related to the actual meal, my personal life, friends' etc. Some times I select the soundtrack; in other occasions,  music is a random event.

As a parallel act -"unrelated" to my performances- I was invited by a local NGO to cook a Cuban meal in one of their fundraising events. As soon as I get their pictures -and their website is updated- I'll be telling more about them and their "Murder in Havana" event. In the meantime, here's the poster:

Sunday, 24 March 2013

All previous post are gone. Time to start anew, guided by two songs: one, IMHO the quintessence of "cubanidad", by Emiliano Salvador and Pablito Milanes; the other, by Adrian Morales, a polifacetic  artist who expresses the angst and dreams of my generation, the generation who came of age in that mid 1980s Havana...

I hope you'll like them!