Cuban Cinema Takes Over Burchfield Penney Art Center
Film Review
Oct 16, 2017
The Spectrum
Benjamin Blanchet

The film highlights some of Bruguera’s performance art, which in some cases have been tuned out by construction workers employed through government efforts. The film also looks at one of her more popular and interactive works, “Tatlin’s Whisper.” The work involved hiring magicians who train doves to sit on participants’ shoulders. The symbolism displayed in the film draws influence from one of Fidel Castro’s speeches as a Cuban leader when doves landed on his shoulders. Bruguera replicates this imagery hoping that participants could see themselves as leaders. The conversation between the psychiatrist and Bruguera delivered unique candor to the audience, who wholesomely applauded the film at its conclusion…