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.
Supporters of a new Republic call for a change in government
El Pais in English 15.04.14
More than 2,000 people turned out on Monday evening for a demonstration in downtown Madrid in support of the abolition of Spain’s constitutional monarchy and the reestablishment of a Republican form of government.
Marching under scores of tricolor flags from the II Republic and Spanish Communist Party flags, supporters said they had a number of reasons why they believe Spain should change its current form of government.
“We are here today because we believe that having the king as a figurehead is useless,” said Miriam Jiménez, 18, an art restoration student.
“We believe that having the king as a figurehead is useless”
“I lived in silence and in fear during the post-war period, with one uncle who had gone missing and my father in jail,” explained 70-year-old Concha Torralba, who was wearing a purple top, one of the colors of the old Republican flag.
“I came here to march in our own true colors and not those of the occupation forces,” she said.
“The economic crisis has now brought on a political crisis,” said Francisco Pérez Esteban, one of the coordinators of the event. “We believe that the only way out is to establish a new Republic.”·
The march was organized by the National Board for the Republic platform.