Dates: 3 – 11 April 2008
Venue: Mapfre Hay Festival Alhambra in Granada, Spain

La Tierra de Nadie (2008), a multi-screen video installation, is commissioned especially for the Mapfre Hay Festival Alhambra in Granada, Spain.

Shot in the Alhambra, La Tierra de Nadie was the outcome of a cross-discipline collaboration, between three international artists: Eugenio Ampudia , one of the most accomplished video and digital-based artists in Spain, Yazan Khalili , a photographer among the new generation of visual artists emerging from Palestine, and Noel Wallace, a British choreographer and dancer who has danced with the English National Ballet, the Houston Ballet and Béjart Ballet.

For the first time ever, a multi-screen video installation was created and presented in the Alhambra with the generous support of the Patronato of the Alhambra. La Tierra de Nadie explored the symbolism of the millennial palace’s architecture, and the particular significance of the narrow strip of land, which, without ownership or identity, lies between the western-built Carlos V Palace and the Islamic-inspired Nasrides Palace. It investigated, through the metaphor of the ‘No Man’s Land’ issues such as the tension between world heritage and tourism, individual artistic practice and collaboration, public and private space, and East and West perspectives on the historical significance of the Alhambra.


Produced: Dillwyn Smith and Aaron Cezar
Director of Photography: Pedro Albornoz
Editor/Post-production: Guillem Bayo
Sound: Juan Manuel Artero Fernández-Montesinos
Editor: Daniel Garcia Isidoro
Camera: Enrique F. Luaces and Miguel Perez Olmo
Set design: Javier Valsco