The concept for Ernest Silva's project for inSITE94 arose out of the artist's desire to create a space for children where contemplation and creativity could flourish, while also promoting exchange on a personal level between children on both sides of the border. Entitled "Cora's Rain House/La casa de la lluvia de Cora," the artist created two house structures, one at the Casa de la Cultura in Tijuana and one at the Children's Museum in San Diego, where children were invited to write postcards, stories, poems, and create drawings and songs to be shared with children at the other house, as an exchange of gifts across the border. The house at the Children's Museum was built as a permanent installation within the Museum space and was complete with a tin roof sprinkled by simulated rain from shower heads installed above. --inSITE94
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 05, Item 338)
Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana
The New Children's Museum (American museum)
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Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects and Interior Design
Drawings and Watercolors
Sculpture and Installations
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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