Western Sahara, TATE London


Dreamland. With Emilia Telese

An Art instalation done in colaboration with Emilia Telese and presented at TATE en the The 28th State: European Borders in an Age of Anxiety. This instalation is base on the concept of naming and signing spaces as place to built the action, not as much as making, transforming or modifing the dessert, but yes choosing and selecting the right place and engaging it with numerouse actions that built the place in itself.

Our dreams for the future start when we are very small. They are often idiosyncratic fantasies of imitating the grown-ups around us, or what we see on TV, paired with a dream-like, often idealised or simplified concept of where we live. As we grow, our preoccupations can set those childhood dreams aside. Only for them to return, when we are much, much older, when our life is nearly all lived: then we compare our childhood dreams with our past life, and our wisdom and experience turn to the new generations, trying to warn them, not to let forget their dreams. But all too often the thoughts of the young and those of the old are dismissed by the adult generations as reveries or regrets. (ET)

Many people left Tifariti in 1976 because of the war with Morocco. But what were their dreams then, and what are they now?