Artist Projects

BORDER TRIP[tych] / TRIP[tico] de la frontera

Secos & Mojados

BORDER TRIP[tych] / TRIP[tico] de la frontera is a three-part collaborative performance art project about an immigrant’s journey from El Salvador to the United States. Incorporating music, text, live performance and prerecorded video, the collaborators are creating each section of the work as a standalone performance, then weaving the three together for a final presentation. Collectively the project encompasses the literal and metaphoric journey faced by an immigrant, from departure to arrival at her new country of residence.

The first section, Buried in the Body of Remembrance / Enterrada en el cuerpo del recuerdo, was presented in 2010 in Argentina and Los Angeles. The second performance panel, A Body Parted: Shrapnel of Present Time / Esquirlas de tiempo presente, presents a ritual/visual narrative focused on a migrant’s journey as she leaves her home in Latin America and arrives in the U.S. searching for a better life. Continuing the work that began with the first panel, this second installment follows the difficult path of the woman as she migrates north, asking the audience to rethink prevalent stereotypical images of immigrants in our society.

Project Updates

  • 2011: BORDER TRIP[tych] / TRIP[tico] de la frontera receives support from the Walter & Elise Haas Creative Work Fund

  • 2010: The first iteration of BORDER TRIP[tych] / TRIP[tico] de la frontera is performed at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco

  • Artists

    Secos & Mojados

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    Victor Cartagena

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    Roberto Gutierrez Varea

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    David Molina

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    Antigone Trimis

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  • Events

    Apr 04 – Apr 05, 2014
    Secos y Mojados presents the third and final segment of their Creative Capital project, "Border Trip(tych) project: “DREAMS/ueños - AUSENCIA/bsence” at Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco

    Sep 23 – Sep 25, 2011
    Secos & Mojados Premiere "Border Trip[tych]" with "A Body Parted: Shrapnel of Present Time" at MACLA in San Jose

    Jul 16 – Jul 24, 2010
    Violeta Luna presents iteration of Secos & Mojados Creative Capital project "Border TRIP(tych)" at Vertice festival in Florianopolis, Brazil

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  • Project News

    September 13, 2011
    Project Premiere: Secos & Mojados' "Border TRIP[tych]" at MACLA in San Jose

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