Culture Film

Donde Nada Ocurre. Toro Mar.

Donde Nada Ocurre (Where Nothing Happens) is an artistic project conceived by Ibiza born Irene de Andrés. First shown in its totality at Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, north-west Spain. The project consists of five films, and other models and architectural structures.

The films document the decaying ambiance of various abandoned nightclubs that are dotted around the island, juxtaposed with footage from more hedonistic times.

“Toro Mar began as a bullfighting school with a restaurant and spectacles and is found in Ses Salines Natural Park in Ibiza, very close to the airport. Some time ago the owners tried to transform the business into a nightclub, taking advantage of the height of the boom in the island’s night leisure industry. They started to build a dome to house a hip new dance floor, but because it lacked a building license and was located on a protected area, the project was scrapped and the structure demolished. After some failed, nearly illegal, business attempts, numerous clandestine raves have reverberated Toro Mar’s walls; parties that could not be held under the dome have been celebrated below the flight of the birds that nest in the surrounding ponds.”