About the Fence: Acerca de la Cerca

About the Fence: Acerca de la Cerca


The border fence separates the U.S. and Mexico, San Diego and Tijuana but it is also a site of interventions and interactions. Photographers Maria Teresa Fernandez and Carmela Castrejon will present documentation of the steel wall as a canvas of protest and remembrance. Paul Turounet creates intimate portraits of the migrants that attempt the dangerous crossing while Ana Teresa Fernandez erases this barrier in her video.

Exhibit runs October 10 – November 6, 2013

Reception 5 – 7 pm with artist lecture following reception in G101.

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 30, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Website for Tijuana artist Carmela Castrejon: http://carmelacastrejon.com/


Article about Maria Teresa Fernandez’ work: http://www.attheedges.com/2013/04/04/occidente-nuevo-recycled-tijuana/

Website for Paul Turounet http://paulturounet.com/estamos-buscando-a/riveting-photographs

Turounet’s exploration into the migrant experience began in 2002 with a series of intimate portraits for site-specific installations along the U.S. – Mexico border on the steel wall in Tijuana that divides the two countries. In an effort to create a sense of the process being a collaboration, he used large-format positive/negative Polaroid materials, giving the migrant the resulting print as a record of that one moment of such significant personal transformation while he retained the negative, processing them in the field. The resulting negatives were printed in the darkroom on 1/4 inch steel plates that had been coated with a gelatin silver emulsion. The images will be attached to an installation from remnants of the old border fence.

Author: SDMesa

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