!Descargas de todo un poco


2013-2018. Data files, video

Description and concept

My first access to the Internet was in Cuba in early 2013. The connection was extremely slow, the content was constantly filtered and the connection time was limited to one hour per day. We were allotted approximately 100 megabytes of downloads per month, with a connection speed of 0.06 kb per second shared by everyone in the same “computer room”. This harsh reality forced me to be extremely selective regarding my Internet usage and my information consumption strategies. The end result was an obsessively organized record of all the information I was able to access, download and classify by day, month and year, from my first access to the Internet in 2013 up to mid-2018. The project consists of making public the totality of this archive.


Technical specifications

Title: !Descargas de todo un poco
Year: 2013-2018
Technique: Data files, video (1920x1080, duration: 00:03:12).
Shows:

  • January, 2018. Sección ARTE, The Download. Rhizome.org Commissions.
  • February 1, 2018. Art for the offline Internet: el paquete semanal on the Download, New Museum, New York, United States.

Credits

Direction and concept: Yonlay Cabrera
Camera: Lianet Cruz


Screenshot


Video - Stills