Island on the Fence: view of proposal model: floating island with border fence in background
Isla en la muralla
For inSITE97, Vito Acconci proposed to extend the existing US-Mexico border fence out into the Pacific Ocean by constructing a floating island that would move with the tides. Fabricated with sand and rocks atop a fiberglass structure, the island would have Umbrellas to provide shade and space for swimmers from either side of the border to rest. Envisioned to represent a liminal space, the island would allow people to escape the border's constraints on people's lives and movement, if only temporarily. Due to various obstacles, including permissions and construction costs, Island of the Fence/Isla en la muralla remains unrealized. --inSITE97
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 01, Item 007)
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sand; rock; steel (alloy); plastic (organic material); cloth; 14 x 30 x 30 feet (unbuilt)
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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