SPAIN: Still Cause is a visual art project which I began in 2010 focused on the struggle for justice and recognition which is ongoing in Spain post Franco. It has so far comprised of an exhibition, small publication, a living memorial, talks, and this blog.
I am now working on a film which will feature first-hand testimonies from people directly affected by the Franco dictatorship.
The project was inspired by the photojournalist Gerda Taro and her work during the Spanish Civil War.
Digging the Spanish Earth - Round table discussion
Spain (NOW) Nov 2011
"In 1937 John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemmingway lent their voices to a
film entitled The Spanish Earth. Like them many artists, both Spanish
and international, dedicated their talent and their creative energy to
works that would communicate what they were witnessing during the
Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Today, 75 yeas on, artists are still
dedicating their efforts to uncovering the long-term impacts of that war
and the ensuing period of dictatorship. In this digging up of the past,
and telling the stories that remained silenced for so many years are
participating archaeologists, film-makers, and artists as well as
researchers. Spain NOW! Proposes to bring together individuals
approaching the recovery of memory in Spain from these various angles in
a round-table discussion entitled Digging the Spanish Earth. The
discussion will explore how the work of literally digging up the past is
inspiring Spanish artists to address the issue, and how various art
forms including film-making and photography are being used in the
process of uncovering." Spain (NOW)