Awasinake (On the Other Side): detail of photographs on marquee
Awasinake (en el otro lado)
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
For inSITE97, Rebecca Belmore created a large-scale photographic work installed on the abandoned marquee of the historic Casino Theatre in downtown San Diego. "Awasinake (on the Other Side)/Awasinake (en el otro lado)" was based on the ritual of waiting to cross the border from Mexico to the US. Belmore wanted the photographs of indigenous women waiting at the border fence in Tijuana to reflect the mood of the dilapidated Casino Theatre itself, waiting to be reclaimed and refurbished by the city. The size and elongated format of the portraits evoked the feel of an epic narrative unfolding before the viewer. --inSITE97
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Casino Theatre, San Diego (Calif.)
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 02, Item 043)
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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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