Revistas de cabecera

2017-Ongoing. Offline Social Media study. RDC.apk, installation, videoanimation, social research.

Description and concept

The independent Cuban magazines are one of the most interested phenomenon of the contemporary Cuban context. The Cuban independent magazines fill a void in the institutional media landscape, offering topics that aren’t covered by governmental media. They have created a new kind of media institution. Magazine producers are creative and audacious and have covered information niches that are in high demand by the Cuban audience. The reach of their distribution is impossible to determine statistically because of the format of the phenomenon and the strange logic of its social fabric. Here lies the challenge of the project: Is it possible to study socially distributed media and the network of independent magazines circulated offline in Cuba?

Technical specifications

  • Title: Revistas de cabecera
  • Year: 2017-2018
  • Website:
  • Technique: Offline social media study. RDC.apk, installation, videoanimation, social research.
  • Shows:
    • June 7, 2019. As part of the solo show <H1> Hello Tokyo </ h1>. ARTnSHELTER Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
    • April 13, 2019. Havana Biennale in: SDR (collective show), Havana, Cuba.
    • ABR 2018 - current. Permanent space at Ludwing Fundation.
      • Apulpso Magazine - May 2018
      • El toque Magazine - June 2018
      • Garbos Magazine - September 2018
      • Play Off Magazine - October 2018
      • El arca Magazine - November 2018
      • Negolution Magazine - February 2019
    • March 11, 2018. Gorría Worshop-Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
    • February 1, 2018. Art for the Offline Internet: el paquete semanal on the Download. New museum, New York, United States.


  • Direction y concept: Yonlay Cabrera, Dianett Quintana
  • Programming: Gustavo Viera López, Antonio Serrano Muñoz.
  • Graphic Design: Alejandro Romero
  • Audiovisual Design: Alexander Collazo
  • Commercial Spot: Néstor Siré
  • Production: Colectivo Más voces, Real Embajada de Noruega en Cuba.


Display - ARTnSHELTER Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Display - Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba

Display - Gorria Workshop-Gallery, Havana, Cuba

Presentation of the proyect to the directors of the magazines

Aplication for mobile devices

The main component of the Project is an application for mobile devices that allows the access of the independent Cuban Magazines, through a personalized searching of contents, sections and specific magazines. At the same time the application tries to stablish a direct contact with the audience. It gives them the possibility of generating a feedback of the consumption of the magazines.

Using tutorial - Stills of the video

Ways of distribution - stills of the video