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Gonzalo Mezza - Statement
Gonzalo Mezza Written down by Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt, based on an interview with the artist.
My proposal for this participatory cyberinstallation is for people throughout the world to make an intervention onto a sugar cube pyramid. That can happen through texts, images or sound sent via e-mail. The images will be received here and projected onto this pyramid made of 400 pieces of sugar (cubes) - for this reason w.w.w.c.u.b.a.c.u.b.o.s.i.n.f.r.o.n.t.e.r.a (means: Cuba - cube without borders).

The idea is to break through the island's isolation via a virtual bridge, and in this way I receive two or three images from different places everyday.

But unfortunately, the work remains merely a concept here, as we do not have the necessary technical conditions. For example, I could not get a video projector. For this reason I simplified it, because it is not the technology that is important but rather the idea.

However, the interventions that arrived during the Biennial will be shown later at a gallery in Chile so that in this way another bridge to Cuba will be created.

(Translated from the German version by Rebeccah Blum)

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© Interview, translation, photos:
Gerhard Haupt & Pat Binder,
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