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    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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 Social Club (the recording – album cover)
    • Wim Wenders & Compay Segundo - from Buena Vista Social Club – The Companion Text
    • Documentary footage of Havana #1 :: the observational mode Buena Vista Social Club – film stills
    • Buena Vista Social Club – film still
    • 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
    • Buena Vista Social Club – film still
    • Documentary footage of Havana #2 :: the performative mode Buena Vista Social Club (dir. Wenders, 1999) – film stills
    • 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. Wenders, 1999)
    • (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)
    • 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 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
    • 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 cover - front)
    • Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall –Buena Vista Social Club (album cover - back)
    • Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall – Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (album sleeve)(album sleeve)