"Under Discussion," video stills (2005)

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

"We took the Vieques discussion table and we turned it upside down and made it into a boat. We put a motor on the back and found someone of fisherman background from Vieques to drive it. We used this person as a way to trigger that historic group mnemonically and then to take the discussion table into the areas being debated or discussed. So he drove along the historic fishing route, along the eastern lands of Vieques, where the local fishermen had first witnessed the destruction of the local ecosystem and mobilized against the ecological damage that also damaged their livelihood."
—Allora & Calzadilla (read more)