Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla

Under Discussion, 2005

Video | 6:14 min.

»Under Discussion« is part of a series of site-specific projects that question formal and ecological conditions of land art. “Under Discussion” engages with the “transitional geography” of the Puerto Rican island Vieques. The US army used the island for 60 years as a training site, and after they left, they left behind a landscape marked by bomb craters and a heavily contaminated ecosystem.

»Under Discussion« is informed by the working concept Land Mark, which unsettles the formal and ecological premises of »Land Art« by posing the following questions: In whose interest is land marked, and to what ends? Which marks are deemed worthy of preservation, and which are subject to obliteration?


Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla – #Art21PBS | Artists Guillermo Calzadilla and Jennifer Allora designed this year’s U.S. Pavilion, ›Gloria‹, at the Venice Biennale, which features U.S. Olympic athletes performing as part of the installations.


Jennifer Allora (*1974 Philadelphia, USA) and Guillermo Calzadilla (*1971 in Havana, Cuba) live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico.