Twice Upon a Place, Cuba 2008/2016: A Photo Essay Presentation by Enrique Manchón

 

The Hispanic Studies Research Seminar presents:

“Twice Upon a Place, Cuba 2008/2016: The Transformation of Space and the Potentiality of ‘Any-Spaces-Whatever.”  A Photo Essay by Enrique Manchón

  • December 4, 2019
  • 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Ponderosa Annex E, Room 121

Based on the photographic observation of social space during two visits to Cuba, my intention in this exercise is to present two interrelated but distinct sets of images orchestrated as one visual essay. One set is documentary in nature and analyzes a shifting “spatial practice” (Lefebvre) taking place in Cuba that reflects a changing socio-political reality.  The other set is more expressive in nature and leans towards a type of “lyrical abstraction” characteristic of “any-spaces-whatever” (Deleuze).  The intent here is to examine and rework the framed photographic space to emphasize inherent expressive qualities.

With a reception to follow in Koerner’s Pub.

All welcome.

Contact jon.beasley-murray@ubc.ca if you have any queries.