Action / Video Documentation / Customized work / 2:31 min
© DUAL Varnish-Grethell Rasua

Under the La Lisa Bridge in Havana, is El Hueco (The Hole), a peripheral, makeshift neighborhood in precarious condition. To point out and comment on the existence of settlements such as these in Cuba, I worked with residents of one of the houses in this community.  I proposed a way to beautify their homes that could also help mitigate the contamination of the nearby stream. Without a viable waste removal system, the people lived in constant danger of disease. 

Using one of the materials readily available to them – their own excrement – I made a varnish of durable resistance and beautiful color that was applied to the entire exterior of the house.