Staging Havana: The Buena Vista Social Club Project           Beyond the Global City: Visual, Verbal and Virtual Experienc...
In an old movie palace called ‘America’in old Havana there was a giant mosaicon the floor of the foyer, hidden under alaye...
Buena Vista Social Club – film still
Havana – Google Maps
Buena Vista Social Club – film still
Buena Vista Social Club – DVD cover
Buena Vista Social Club andiconicity :: What’s in an album cover?              Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Socia...
Wim Wenders & Compay Segundo - from Buena Vista Social Club –                                        The Companion Text
Documentary footage of Havana #1 :: the        observational mode                             Buena Vista Social Club – fi...
Buena Vista Social Club – film still
The tourist gaze ::                   “I came on down to Havana.”                                     Buena Vista Social C...
Buena Vista Social Club – film still
Documentary footage of Havana #2 :: the         performative mode                                      Buena Vista Social ...
Groucho MarxPhotograph of Pio Leyva from Buena Vista Social Club –                                 The Companion Text
Theolonius Monk                                                         Felix the CatBuena Vista Social Club – film still
Staging the everyday Havana :: Pío Leyva           & the dominó scene                         Buena Vista Social Club (dir...
(Non-)transitional spaces ::“My days of passing the hat are over.”                                                    Toky...
Buena Vista Social Club (dir. Wenders, 1999) – film still
Buena Vista Social Club – film stills
Buena Vista Social Club                        (1999) – film still   Gas (1940) –   Edward Hopper                      Bue...
Buena Vista Social Club – album cover
Buena Vista Social Club – film still
Buena Vista Social Club – film still
Buena Vista Social Club – film still
Buena Vista SocialClub – film stills
Buena Vista Social Club – film still
Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall – Buena Vista Social Club                                             (album cove...
Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall –Buena Vista Social Club                                             (album cover...
Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall – Buena                                                                          ...
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  1. 1. Staging Havana: The Buena Vista Social Club Project Beyond the Global City: Visual, Verbal and Virtual Experiences A Two-Day Colloquium [May 2011] James Clifford Kent Hispanic Studies: School of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures Royal Holloway: University of London j.c.kent@rhul.ac.uk jckent.com Buena Vista Social Club (1999) – film still
  2. 2. In an old movie palace called ‘America’in old Havana there was a giant mosaicon the floor of the foyer, hidden under alayer of dust like everything here. Itshowed a large-scale map of North andSouth America. In the middle, nestling inthe big bay between the two half-continents, like a baby between itsparents, or like a seed in the ground, layCuba. Havana was the centre ofgravitation in this map.-!Wim Wenders‘Picture Cuba’ in Buena Vista Social Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (theClub: the companion book to the film recording – album cover)(London: Thames & Hudson, 2000)
  3. 3. Buena Vista Social Club – film still
  4. 4. Havana – Google Maps
  5. 5. Buena Vista Social Club – film still
  6. 6. Buena Vista Social Club – DVD cover
  7. 7. Buena Vista Social Club andiconicity :: What’s in an album cover? Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (the recording – album cover)
  8. 8. Wim Wenders & Compay Segundo - from Buena Vista Social Club – The Companion Text
  9. 9. Documentary footage of Havana #1 :: the observational mode Buena Vista Social Club – film stills
  10. 10. Buena Vista Social Club – film still
  11. 11. The tourist gaze :: “I came on down to Havana.” Buena Vista Social Club (dir. Wenders, 1999) – film still Kings of the Road(dir. Wenders, 1976) – film stills
  12. 12. Buena Vista Social Club – film still
  13. 13. Documentary footage of Havana #2 :: the performative mode Buena Vista Social Club (dir. Wenders, 1999) – film stills
  14. 14. Groucho MarxPhotograph of Pio Leyva from Buena Vista Social Club – The Companion Text
  15. 15. Theolonius Monk Felix the CatBuena Vista Social Club – film still
  16. 16. Staging the everyday Havana :: Pío Leyva & the dominó scene Buena Vista Social Club (dir. Wenders, 1999)
  17. 17. (Non-)transitional spaces ::“My days of passing the hat are over.” Tokyo-Ga (dir. Wenders, 1985) Buena Vista Social Club (dir. Wenders, 1999) – film still Paris, Texas (dir. Wenders, 1984) Tokyo Story (dir. Ozu, 1953)
  18. 18. Buena Vista Social Club (dir. Wenders, 1999) – film still
  19. 19. Buena Vista Social Club – film stills
  20. 20. Buena Vista Social Club (1999) – film still Gas (1940) – Edward Hopper Buena Vista Social Club (1999) – film still Early Sunday Morning (1930) – Edward Hopper Buena Vista Social Club (1999) – film stillOffice in a Small City(1953) – Edward Hopper
  21. 21. Buena Vista Social Club – album cover
  22. 22. Buena Vista Social Club – film still
  23. 23. Buena Vista Social Club – film still
  24. 24. Buena Vista Social Club – film still
  25. 25. Buena Vista SocialClub – film stills
  26. 26. Buena Vista Social Club – film still
  27. 27. Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall – Buena Vista Social Club (album cover - front)
  28. 28. Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall –Buena Vista Social Club (album cover - back)
  29. 29. Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall – Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (album sleeve)(album sleeve)

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