The Line: detail of nopales nailed to a post and covered with red paint
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Located at the Centro Cultural Tijuana, Playas de Tijuana, and at the Santa Fe Depot in San Diego, Mexico City-artist Eloy Tarcisio's project for inSITE94, "The Line/La Linea," played on the notion of the border as a line vis-a-vis the artist's introduction of parodying new lines. Tarcisio used five copper tubes cut open lengthwise and filled with traditional Mexican foods such as beans, corn, and chiles. The filling of each tube seemed to swell out of the slits and appeared as elements difficult to contain. The artist placed each tube at a different angle to the "original" line of the border, suggesting a re-examination of the demarcation between the two countries. --inSITE94
- Physical Description
wood (plant material); nails; paint; nopales
- Related Resource
Online finding aid
Centro Cultural Tijuana, BC, Mexico
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- Location Of Originals
This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 06, Item 374)
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Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/sca)
Sculpture and Installations
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