There is no other poem like “No sé” by Samuel Feijoo, to express in such an impressive way the roots of cuban people. Water, rock and sun define the place and a belonging.
We proposed a project in a “community scale” touching twenty-five places in the neighborhood. One for each verse from the poem by Feijoo. Connecting people with invisible links. Pieces that can’t be understood independently but in group, because we form part of a whole.
“El Romerillo” is a humble neighborhood, built by its own people, that recreates itself everyday without losing a smile. It is as homogeneous as compact and its landscape is composed by a collage of bricks, lids of oil drums, wood pieces, domino matches, kids running, prefabricated blocks, the shadow of a mango tree, a car skeleton, tumbril full of fruits, dogs, plastered walls, music and women chatting. Infinite materials that tell us how cubans are able to draw wonderful situations.
Each verse has found a place in the neighborhood, completing and giving a new meaning to the usual or common. “La China” and her friend will never be apart thanks to the conjunction “AND” that lies on the wall where everyday they sit to chat. No one will ever forget that it is not allowed to park on front of the garage door that says “NO” and on the “Javieres’ house” remains a memory of one of the biggest and most important storms of the last years “REACHED THE WATER”
This new abstract layer is defined by a rectangular form that holds the verse painted in white, rotund. Isolated and apart, it modifies the place freezing the memory of a moment that will never stop reproducing.