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GUANTANAMERA  / The def song (2009) L.E.O. Akademie der Künste Berlin

Guantanamera (Spanish: “from Guantánamo [feminine]”, thus “woman from Guantánamo”)
In front of the Pariser Platz in Berlin, where different armies marched through out history and sang their songs, where these days different party`s and happenings are taking place, and where different banks are situated along with the French and the U.S. Embassy and the “Akademie der Künste”, on the glass facade of the “Akademie der Künste”, for the exhibition “Embedded Art”, a 30 square-meter video wall was installed. Especially for this exhibition and this place a video work “GUANTANAMERA” was made. White letters on an orange background were flowing from right to the left on the video wall. Everybody who was at the Pariser Platz at that time could see and read the verses of the refrain of the song on the video wall:

GUANTAN-AMERA

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