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Postcommodity Premiere Their CCProject "The Repellent Fence"



Oct 09 2015 - Oct 12 2015


LOCATION

Land Art Installation

Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora, AZ

FORMAT

Exhibition

Discipline

Visual Arts

Continuing their exploration of contested spaces, the indigenous artist collective Postcommodity will present their Creative Capital supported project, Repellent Fence, the largest binational land art installation ever exhibited on the U.S./Mexican border. The fence, which will be installed through a community action from October 9–12 near Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Mexico, will be comprised of 26 tethered “scare eye” balloons, ten feet in diameter, floating 50 feet above the desert landscape to create a temporary two-mile-long sculpture that intersects the U.S./Mexico border. The project is presented in collaboration with Arizona State University Art Museum and supported by Creative Capital, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation and Art Matters. 
                
The geographic location chosen for Repellent Fence is the center point of the largest and most densely fortified militarized zone of the Western Hemisphere. This border region and its omnipresent military and surveillance systems artificially divide people, cultures, languages and communities from themselves and the land, disrupting interdependent human, cultural and environmental relationships that have existed for thousands of years.


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