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Gateways Glass

2018
HD Video | 5:32 min

Video Documentation

 


A 5-minute one-channel video installation depicts a staged scene where two Latino workers are hired to deliver, shatter, and sweep up a large piece of mirror at the Rio Grande banks in Laredo, Texas, which marks the frontier between Mexico and the US. The incidental sound of the broken glass suggests the metaphorical deconstruction of a one-dimensional geopolitical optic. Gateway Glass points out to the oppressive measures of deterrence based on panopticon strategies implemented by the US border police force. In the latter part of the video, this notion is emphasized when the pick-up truck moves forward and a border patrol appears in the frame—surveilling the limits.


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