‘An Evening for the Miami 5’
Lecture Room, Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton,
Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 7:30pm
Brighton CSC presents:
‘I will die as I’ve lived’: Display of watercolour paintings based on memories of the first 17 months in solitary confinement in prison in the United States by newly freed Miami 5 prisoner, Antonio Guerrero
Plus film screening ‘Justice in London’ with speaker Dodie Weppler
For info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About ‘I will die as I’ve lived’ paintings
“All of these images have something in common. They are memories of the unjust and cruel treatment we were given from the first day of our arrest, moments of our survival over 17 months, isolated in punishment cells called ‘the hole’ in the Miami Federal Detention Center.
Arriving at number 15, I decided to end the work with this quantity, coinciding with the number of years in captivity we will reach September 12, 2013.
There, those of us who didn’t know them, learned the lyrics to Silvio Rodriguez’s emblematic song "El necio" and, everyday, with no communication from anyone, facing cruelty and brutal punishment, from inside, directed outward, we firmly asserted: "I will die as I have lived." Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, April 2013, Marianna Federal Prison, Florida