Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Matanzas Sound Map

María Magdalena Campos-Pons
Matanzas Sound Map
Performance
documenta 14 Kassel
2016

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, *1959 in Matanzas, Cuba,
lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee

Photo © Angelos Giotopoulos

Text: Monika Szewczyk

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On December 3, 2016, when we sat together in their Boston kitchen, María Magdalena Campos-Pons and Neil Leonard shared with me the recording of a friend’s voice:

My name is Alfredo Comas García. I have spent twenty-two years working as a bartender. The dream of my life is to have a bar, or transform an existing space into a bar … that is called … Matanzas 1945.

They had met Comas García during their extensive research into the sounds of Matanzas city in Cuba for the Matanzas Sound Mapand Bar Matanzas, which will be presented in Athens and Kassel respectively, during documenta 14. In meeting him, they had found their ideal bartender, one who shared their sense of the social possibilities of a bar—but this turned out to be just weeks before his untimely death.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Matanzas Sound Map
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Matanzas Sound Map
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Matanzas Sound Map
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons – Matanzas Sound Map