WRITE OR BE WRITTEN OFF Is an invention intended to shake the structures of truth with an aim to bridge between different languages within the community, to tease the misconception of a total harmonised space which is made up of alienated groups estranged from one another and have a different truth.
This work is not to reach a particular goal, but to create a lively 'back & forth' between different members of the community, where hierarchy and racism can be debated. The intervention tried to avoid claiming a truth, but it aims to challenge this notion by confronting pedestrians with different truths.
Through two overlapping written text, which can be distinguished one from the other by using filters. Six pallets placed on a bridge links between the two sides of the town, with different languages used for the texts Arabic, Catalan, and Spanish.
Through field research and discussions with local artists and non-artists concluded in a demographical understanding of how the town split and the population distributed in this terrain both socially, politically and economically.
The time and place thoughtfully have chosen, because the bridge was an essential link on Saturdays when the farmer market is open.
Different groups from diverse backgrounds gather in the main square. They trade, and exchange in this market and the bridge is a joint linking the city, the tactic is to win people attention, and the anaglyph inspired technique was a success on this level. Most of the passers will stop to play with the filters trying to figure out how it works, and that expose them to the content, passers helped to activate the palettes. The audience watching audience situation was an aspect of activating. Until the end of the intervention, there was an incident, someone/something ripped down one of the palates the one written in Arabic, which was corresponding with the idea of revolution from a different Islamic point of view.