Roiling Habana

By Steven Daiber, Gladys Linares, Josuhe H. Pagliery
Havana: Red Trillium Press, 2017. Edition of 10+ 4 Artist Proof.

104 x 9 5/8" extended. Silkscreen overprinting on pages from the 1978 Atlas de Cuba, bound as an eight page accordion book. Essays printed in 12 page pamphlet, sewn binding, in wrappers with title and illustration on front cover. Maps and text pamphlet laid in a hardcover turquoise wrap with a magnetic closer. Signed and dated by the artist. Numbered.

Steven Daiber: "On May 14, 2004, we stood on the Malecón witnessing thousands of people marching in protest to the Bush administration’s decision to strengthen of the embargo against Cuba. Our spring 2016 trip witnessed events unimaginable a decade earlier. On March 20, 2016, President Obama visited Havana, the first President in over 80 years. On March 25, 2016, the Rolling Stones gave a free concert to over 600,000 people in Havana. We were there with friends who were in awe. On April 19, 2016, Fidel spoke for the last time at the National Party Congress.

"A palimpsest of images obscures the pages of the Atlas de Cuba that record the week’s activities. There are documents from the Cuban newspapers, photos off the television of Barrack Obama and Raul Castro and notes reminding us of the ongoing by-weekly fumigation of every apartment for Zika virus. The week progresses across the atlas finishing with the euphoria of Cubans witnessing Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones.

"There are three bi-lingual essays by the artist Steven Daiber, by Gladys Linares, a retired Cuban secondary school teacher, and by Josuhe H. Pagliery, a young Cuban video game artist."

Colophon: "Roiling Habana was printed in April 2016 at Taller de Serigrafia Rene Portocarreo, Havana on the 1978 Atlas de Cuba, published for the twentieth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution."