With more or less surveillance of the frontiers, they are visible spaces for the mobility and transit of people, animals and things. The paradox resides in this supposed illegal state: activities in fact taking place and at the same time being criminalized by the system. The traffic of people, animal, drugs, weapons, gas and the diversity of ways to do it, from one border to the other one, are the outcome and consequences of the establishment of ethnical, gender, religious and economic differences, and reactivated by us when we decide to summon. The sense of reality can be done only with other faces of the phenomena, in other places and with another perspective.
The project operates in the southern border of Mexico in the border between México, Guatemala and Belice. To create public sculptures and interventions in site. This sculptures are taken up the main elements of the forms and practices of people who live there.
Barricades are used to ward off the attack of the enemy. The state of violence in which we live in is implicit, being literally at war, it’s not required for us to live in a state of self defense from others. The barricades are not only physical, they are also symbolic. The difference in which we summon is more significant than what we have in common with others.