The project “There is no there” comes in response to a need to understand a conflict from 1948 makes us partakers of strong misunderstandings, ethnic cleansings and a fragmentation of a land that the three great monotheistic religions conceive as the Holy land. Israelis and Palestinians are living on their territory under constant siege and when the West tries to understand the various events, its media sources fail to provide the present reality, distorting and confusing the mind, highly suggestible, public opinion.
Art, in this context, manages to find some common ground to scale down a lacking communication, especially if the constant is the land of the conflict, the ancient Palestine and the artistic gesture from representatives of both of the two cultures. The comparison produces contact. What was there is still there, with different levels and different conceptual and ideological currents, keeping intact the millennial structure that has preserved the foundations for the creation and proliferation of different generations; the Earth is changing but remains the main essence of religion, politics and culture.
“There is no there: waiting the lost speech” is the work that summarizes my investigation and that it formalizes into four different channels: performance, film and sculpture. In it, elements of our collective visual-media world blend with elements belonging to the Jewish and Muslim culture, crossing over the war, cultural and religious context up to end with that biblical-morphological of the chosen land. Four contexts in one, within which a conflict takes place contemporary existence of a conflict translated by a Western hand.