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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Chicago-based artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalle proposed a transformation of the bullring at Playas de Tijuana for inSITE2000. Working on a scale indicative of the vast site, Manglano-Ovalle transformed the bullring into a large radio telescope searching for "aliens." Titled Search/En Busqueda the piece functioned as a listening device searching the atmosphere for any discernible noise made by aliens. A suspended antenna above a receiving dish located at ground level of the bullring would pick up sounds that in turn would be broadcast, along with the white sound of listening, on speakers surrounding the bullring, as well as on FM radio and the web. The notion of possible contact with aliens both at the border and in space made the piece, according to the artist, "a global event, possibly cosmic." --inSITE2000
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Plaza de Toros Monumental de Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes, Mexico)
Tijuana, Playas de, Baja California Norte, Mexico
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 02, Item 225)
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Sculpture and Installations
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