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A candela is an international photometric unit that measures light in space.  This is its objective defi nition\, but it has many other meanings in different Spanish-speaking regio ns\, some of which are contradictory.  In Cuba it refers to a complicated s ituation or an astute person.  In Spain it is a woman's name.  It is also a candle\, candlelight\, a fire\, "the heart of the matter"\, and even a fir efly.  Fire also has that ability to change.  A physical element creating h eat and light\, it is associated with moods such as love or rage\, and with social ocurrences such as revolts or revolutions.  Additionally\, its pres ence affords comfort or harbors danger\, depending on the instance.
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Cuban artists Los Carpinteros have filled the perimeter of the old cold storage room at Matadero with a huge fire sculpture that re ferences the past of this place: a fire that ocurred in the 90s when the bu ilding was abandoned and caught fire due to the negligence of any possible inhabitants.
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[It is] a drawing in three dimension s measuring seven hundred thirty-six lineal metres that uses a technique co mmonly used for political propaganda in Cuba and other regions of America\, like\, for example\, the famous image of Che that for more than two decade s presides over the Plaza de la Revolución from the façade of the Ministry of the Interior.  For Abierto x Obras this graphic rendering of the hero is transformed into the image of a natural element that is connected\, as wel l\, to the history of the place.
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DTEND:20130421 DTSTAMP:20141125T003537 DTSTART:20130126 GEO:40.3933644;-3.6984339 LOCATION:Matadero Contemporary Art Centre\,Paseo de la Chopera\, 10 \nMadri d\, 28045 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Candela\, Los Carpinteros UID:257297 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130126T220000 DTSTAMP:20141125T003537 DTSTART:20130126T110000 GEO:40.3933644;-3.6984339 LOCATION:Matadero Contemporary Art Centre\,Paseo de la Chopera\, 10 \nMadri d\, 28045 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Candela\, Los Carpinteros UID:257298 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR