The mountain of Tindaya (Fuerteventura, Canary Islands) has been entangled in controversy for over twenty-five years. The mountain is, at once, a sacred site for the indigenous people of Fuerteventura, who decorated it with hundreds of engravings, a mining resource, and the proposed location of a monumental artwork consisting in digging a huge cubic cave in its interior. The film follows the traces of the conflict against a background of tourist landscapes and post-crisis ruins – revealing, in the process, the tension between indigenous heritage and developmental futures.
Isaac Marrero Guillamón (Tenerife, 1979) teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he convenes the MA in Visual Anthropology. His work examines the relation between activism, aesthetic practices, and the production of new conditions of possibility.