VIDEO

along the (drawn) line

2017, 00:05:53, Single-channel video.

 

The relationship between neighboring countries is a complex one, brought together not only by geography. Developing ties that have a broad reach, which expand on political, cultural and social levels. The Mexico-US relationship is steep in history, and with Trump's arrival to office and with his incongruous proposal to build a wall. The relationship might be at its most hostile since 1848, which gave way to the Mexican cession and the redrawing of its northern border.

along the (drawn) line traces a virtual dérive from west to east of the Mexico-US border, while showing images of the urban sprawl on each side. In order to question the arbitrary nature of borders and the building of the proposed wall. Contemplating that frontiers are accidental, human made, drawn by hand on maps and not nature. Therefore making the building of a wall on the Mexico-US border an absurdity. If one is to consider not only humane and ethical elements, but land extension and its capricious topography as well.