A proposal for a place without a door and without walls, Pull was a sculpture made of two partial spheres. Pull moved through Havana, and in this way was a negotiation, like two bodies, pushing and pulling. Elemental life-support systems cycle through the spaces. In a process of compromise, balance, and care, it was pulled across the city, temporarily inhabiting spaces outside at Parque Central and inside the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana.
When activated, it was a stage for storytelling about shared futures, and the ability each person has to narrate. A porous kind of island, ecosystem, and organism in formation, Pull was a poem and a tool. Request Full PDF
A project by Mary Mattingly with:
Project Manager: Ananda Morera
Architects: Yoandy Rizo and Yunior Rodriguez Castillo Rizo and Castillo
Building Team: Osmany Garcia Fuentes; David Morales Escalante; Miguel Escalante Castillo; Lasaro Alejauduo Aluaces Peralta
Electrical Engineer Advisor: Lonny Grafman
Event Curator: Giulietta Vigueras Borrego
Student Coordinator: Yamir Macías, Director of Education, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana
Universidad de la Habana Design team: Julio Lamas Pinilla, Nataly Gonzalez, Carlos Carbonell Pull is part of Wild Noise, an exchange between the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana.