Nostalgia Cuba — Une soirée de projection avec Ernesto Oroza


Film, video

Nostalgia Cuba
Une soirée de projection avec Ernesto Oroza

Past: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8 PM → 10 PM

Cuban artist, designer and author Ernesto Oroza, in residency at Villa Vassilieff with the Pernod Ricard Fellowship, will pre­sent two films rarely seen in France, around the cult figure of cuban film-maker Waldo Fernandez, aka “Marakka”, whose prac­tice is based on piracy and the appro­pri­a­tion of images. Since 1983, Waldo Fernandez “Marakka” has been assem­bling an archive of Cuban audio­vi­sual memory. The col­lec­tion–which func­tions com­mer­cially under the “Marakka 2000” brand–relies and exploits a loop­hole cre­ated by cur­rent Cuba-U.S. diplo­matic rela­tions, and is sus­tained by a pre­cise and astute under­standing of cur­rent pro­ce­dures regarding the pro­tec­tion of copy­right in the U.S.

“Nostalgia cubana”, by Waldo Fernandez (Marakka) (1986, dura­tion: 55’33’’) is com­posed of sequences of land­scapes taken from sev­eral cuban films. This film is often used as a decor or “ambiance” in many Cuban restau­rants and bars in Miami.

“Marakka 2012”, by Magdiel Aspillaga & Ernesto Oroza (2012, dura­tion: 34’49’’, lan­guage: Spanish with English sub­ti­tles) explores the work of the film­maker, “a mon­u­ment to piracy”.

Before the screening, Nicolas Maigret & Maria Roszkowska will pre­sent “The Pirate Book”, a com­pi­la­tion of sto­ries about sharing, dis­tributing and expe­ri­encing cul­tural con­tents out­side the bound­aries of local economies, pol­i­tics, or laws.


To learn more about Ernesto Oroza’s project :

On November 17, 18 and 19, from 2 to 7pm, Ernesto Oroza opens the doors of his studio to share the outcome of his residency in Paris with the audience. More info

In the framework of the Pernod Ricard Fellowship, a residency program supported by Pernod Ricard, leading sponsor of Villa Vassilieff.

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21, avenue du Maine

75015 Paris

T. 01 43 25 88 32

Montparnasse – Bienvenüe

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artists

  • Ernesto Oroza
  • Waldo Fernandez