Writing, Projects

Blog excerpt:
April 16, 2015, Havana:
“In recent days I have gotten the same questions from three different people (which, under these circumstances, stops being a fluke). What do you need to leave Cuba, what would you demand?
…I will answer here what I would ask of them [the Cuban government] in order for me to agree to leave Cuba:
. A resolution from the Minister of Justice which makes it clear my case is closed and I can enter and leave the country like any other Cuban citizen and what has transpired does not remain as a criminal record or pending case;
. That the same apply to Antonio Rodiles and Ailer Gonzalez, who are in the same circumstances and part of the same case;
. That the artist El Sexto be released so he can wait on parole for the resolution of his case;
. That all my belongings seized by State Security since the day of my arrest be returned to me;
. That the parties responsible publicly rectify the defamatory materials disseminated about me and issue an apology from all the institutions involved. 
What would I like to ask? That in Cuba a law be proposed that protects the rights of freedom of expression, based on the penal code, and that decriminalizes difference of opinion and instead criminalizes violence against those who think differently; a law that would allow the right to a difference of opinion and would prohibit discrimination against minorities with different political thinking.
Oh... and to let me do the performance without violence, without rapid response brigades, and instead with ordinary Cubans coexisting peacefully, respecting our differences, like the speech Raúl Castro recently delivered at the The Summit of the Americas.”

THE FRANCIS EFFECT (postcard). The Francis Effect is a performance in the guise of a political campaign, whose aim is a request for the Pope to grant Vatican City citizenship to all undocumented immigrants and refugees as a concrete gesture of support.

Tania Bruguera on the Francis Effect