Avenida Revolución: "Border Patrol agent" (Meyer Vaisman) on mule painted to look like a zebra
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Venezuelan artist Meyer Vaisman's initial proposal for inSITE2000 involved a performance in which he would impersonate a "lost" Border Patrol officer, in a car painted to resemble a Border Patrol vehicle, driving through various neighborhoods in Tijuana. After the performance, Vaisman planned to park the vehicle near the border fence at Playas de Tijuana, within sight of US Border Patrol officers, leaving it there to become a site registering local opinion. Yet given some obvious safety issues related to this proposal, the artist had to reconsider his project. With his original idea in mind Vaisman transformed one of the famous Tijuana zebra-painted mule carts into Border Patrol. With himself dressed in a Border Patrol uniform and the mule cart painted to look like an official vehicle, the Burro-Patrol was situated on a corner of Avenida Revolución for one weekend and functioned as a regular tourist photo-op station. -- inSITE2000
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Avenida Revolución (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico)
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 311, Folder 01, Item 384)
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Performing Arts (including Performance Art)
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