Video still from “How to Appear Invisible”. 2009. Image courtesy of the Artists and Gladstone Gallery, NY. © Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla working as a team since 1995, have tried to challenge the homogenizing forces of globalization by empowering local communities to articulate a diverse range of creative voices. In several videos and installations, for example, they have addressed the Puerto Rican people’s resistance to environmental damage stemming from the use of the island of Vieques as a bomb-test site for U.S. military training.