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The Author : Nicolas Vaquier

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After he graduated in Politics at La Sorbonne University in 2010, Nicolas Vaquier specialised in Management of Cultural organizations. He worked as a freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines, then founded in 2012 the cultural magazine La Grande Bouche, and became publication director of it. He was involved in the creation of the INAGLOBAL project, the bilingual online magazine of the Institut National de l’audiovisuel (INA), as a subeditor and regular writer for the magazine. He also worked as a translator for the Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX and as a Project Manager with an Italian Member of the European Parliament. He is now vice director of the gallery Espace A VENDRE in Nice. 

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Chronicle by Nicolas Vaquier
05 June 2018

El Paquete:
Cuba on a flash drive

Chronicle by Nicolas Vaquier

In Cuba, access to Internet is limited, connections are slow and censorship generalized. To make up for this low connectivity, several strategies were developed, among which, the phenomenon known as el Paquete Semanal, or “the weekly package”, a collection of films of a Terabyte, made each week and illegally distributed throughout the country on flash drives. The artists Nestor Siré and Julie Weist took interest in what is now called the Cuban Netflix. They imagined an installation mixing archives and mass culture broadcast.

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