"Under Discussion," video still (2005)

"Under Discussion," video still, 2005
Single channel video with sound, 6 minutes 14 seconds.
Courtesy the artists.

"We arrived at ‘Under Discussion’ through the metaphor of the discussion table. We just followed through formally on the logic of the words. The work developed during the time when the civil disobedience movement of Vieques succeeded in demilitarizing the island. Who was going to benefit from this—economically, politically, culturally? How was this conversation about future development going to develop democratically? We got interested in the idea of the conversation being stuck. Nothing was moving, and that was a common frustration for everyone, so we started with the idea that we wanted to mobilize the discussion."
—Allora & Calzadilla (read more)