International Performance Art Strike

by Ignacio Pérez Pérez

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La Havana, Cuba, November 20, 2012.

Performance artist Ignacio Pérez Pérez enacts a performance art strike in the middle of Revolution Square, lying on the floor wearing a t-shirt that says "In performance art strike".

Few minutes later the artist is arrested by the Specialized Police. The reasons of the detainment are unclear. The police doesn't know what means the word "performance".

After passing 6 hours arrested and under investigation in the Local Police station of La Havana, the artist is released.

The artist ends the strike standing in the Malecon.


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on 27/3/15
JamesC said:
Hi, Ignacio. The Waterwheel Team thanks you for contributing to HOT WATER — Water, Peace & War. We were delighted with the number of responses to the call — 140 contributions from about 70 people! All the works are viewable on the Media Centre. Selected contributions will be highlighted for discussion in two online panels on the Tap at We do hope that you will be able to come as online audience to one or both of the panels. Whether logged in or not, anyone can freely access these streamed sessions online, through computers with regular browsers, and are welcome to type comments to other audience members or the panel.