The Middle of the Road: detail of the Aztec goddess Tlazolteotl against border fence
La mitad del camino
After her initial residency in the region, Mexico City artist Silvia Gruner was drawn to working directly on the border fence. She chose a stretch of the fence running along the residential neighborhood of Colonia Libertad in Tijuana. Entitled "The Middle of the Road/La mitad del camino," the installation consisted of more than 100 replicas of the Aztec goddess Tlazolteotl in a birthing position on metal stools, mounted directly onto the border fence. The goddess suggests fertility, a point of passage - an entering through the ritual of birth where life is being recycled or regenerated.
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 05, Item 137)
Colonia Libertad, Baja California Norte, Mexico
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steel (alloy); ceramic ware (visual works)
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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