René Francisco Rodríguez
The video Entropía made by René Francisco Rodríguez in 2015 in 3D animation simulates the sinuous and dramatic tour of a monumental city turned into a chaotic urban framework, similar to the Smithson and Holt marsh used as reference. The city recreated by Francisco Rodríguez alludes to the eclectic architecture of Havana, a city where the grandeur of its constructions survives next to the present impairment, poverty, and vandalism. The video is a useless struggle, with the artist trying to find a way out he cannot even offer in the last seconds. The appropriation of the SWAMP sound on top of the labyrinthine scenario of Havana juxtaposes two circumstances that meet: they both leave the same sensation of deception and despair unsolved for both Smithson and Holt, as well as for a possible journey to the future of the country recreated by Francisco Rodríguez.