Ibeji twins. Collection of Liev Henrique Durán. 2015.
July 24, 2015

Superconversation 55: Liev Henrique Durán responds to Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, “Castroneirics: A Dreamitaph for Fidel (The Equisite Cadaver)

Day 55: Liev Henrique Durán responds to Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, “Castroneirics: A Dreamitaph for Fidel (The Equisite Cadaver)

“An exquisite cadaver, Fidel ossified in his undead flesh, clings to and haunts dreams, a specter haunting the Caribbean, not the Marxian spectre of Communism, rather an Inquiet Spirit, walking age upon age – not unlike that monarchial exquisite corpse of England, Elizabeth and her cadaverous Prince-Consort, undead, vampires haunting the living from the age of the past century. Fidel, the end of an age, the last of the revolutionaries, takes a last undead glance over Havana as he dreams his failed revolution into the silence of the grave not yet opened to receive him, a ghastly mouth awaiting his final oneiric emission, los sueños de 26 Julio, no sería realidad; the dreams of the 26th of July will not be realized.”

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