Blind/Hide: general view of Blind/Hide and the Tijuana River Estuary Preserve
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- Cite This Work
[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
With the creation of a functioning bird blind located in the Tijuana River Estuary Reserve, Mark Dion's project "Blind/Hide" for inSITE2000 invited investigation and closer examination not only of the biodiversity of the site but also of the less apparent signs of cultural confluence specific to the location. Camouflaged to blend into the surrounding terrain the project was sited within a view of the border. The 8 x 16 foot bird blind structure housed photographs, charts, and books on the 370 bird species found at the reserve, along with binoculars and related research tools. As Dion himself said, he wanted to make a project that illustrated the complicated elements of this particular locale. The viewer was invited to become an observer of the more subtle environmental and political issues impacting the reserve, while bearing witness to how birds and wildlife have learned to conform and adapt. --inSITE2000
- Physical Description
wood (plant material); books; telescopes
- Related Resource
Online finding aid
Tijuana River Estuary (Calif.)
Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge (Calif.)
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Shared Shelf: 16715384
- Location Of Originals
This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 04, Item 103)
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Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/sca)
Architecture and City Planning
Sculpture and Installations
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