The We Can Be Fictions project explores the intricacies involved with artistic, economic and political relationships through the metaphor of a romance between a Cuban and American couple. The overall narrative, told through letters, images, maps, and rule sets for performance games, will be based on a series of communications between myself and the Cuban writer Lizabel Monica. The plot involves a young American filmmaker who meets an aspiring Cuban politician in early 1990’s Havana, during the country’s Special Period. As the Filmmaker gets increasingly involved in reporting on Guantanamo Bay, and the Politician rises in ranks of the Castros’ Cuba, the two correspond, conflating references to their relationship with the intense, secret negotiations said to occur regularly between Cuban and American officials about the use and maintenance of Guantanamo Bay.
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