the boundary line between
the two republics shall commence in, three leagues from,
opposite the mouth of  

[sound piece in collaboration
with Miguel Ángel Frausto Anchondo]

After the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), rivers stopped being rivers,
becoming water walls. Through the use of sound and the interaction with
objects found in different parts of the border, this performative gesture
invokes the specters of the borderlands and their human and non-human
communities. The artwork questions, troubes, and jolts the narratives
that naturalize border territories (desert, rivers, oceans)as
infrastructures of the nation-state. 

Photos: Isabel

Photo: Blaffer Museum

Photos: Cristina Rivera Garza

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