Installations > Transaction Boundaries

The Factory
HD Video
TRT: 11:18
2016

Lazarito Mata Cochino is an artist graduated from San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts in Cuba. He runs one of the most prolific factories of saints and soperas, objects used in Santeria. The Factory explores syncretism as a strategy of cultural resistance in colonial Cuba, the role of the object in subverting oppression, and the artist controlling the means of production by running a private business in the mostly state-run factories in Cuba.