Monte de las Banderas

Havana, Cuba – 13 August 2008

In 2006 the US installed the giant electronic banner on the fifth floor of the U.S. Interest Section building in the centre of Havana and start to broadcast political propaganda, news, messages and statements. In return, the Cuban government erected so called “Monte de las Banderas” (Forest of Flags), 138 flagpoles in front of the building to prevent Cubans from seeing the scrolling letters. In July 2009 the US administration has confirmed the banner has been turned off.

Maybe the idea for this came from an old competition entry of mine from the seventies :

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07.09.2015 – 06:38


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