A Tourist's Guide to San Diego and Tijuana: view of facade of "tourist office"
La guía turistica de San Diego y Tijuana
For her inSITE97 project, Melanie Smith created "The Tourists' Guide to San Diego and Tijuana/La Guia turistica de San Diego y Tijuana," an installation at 958 Fifth Avenue in downtown San Diego. A spoof on a tourist information agency, the installation included, among other elements, large photographs of the region, postcards with commonly found imagery from the local landscape and city, and a tourist guidebook listing on the back the various hot spots in the city. The installation was a commentary on the massive tourism industry in San Diego and Tijuana and the loss of borders when dealing with consumers and their material desires. --inSITE97
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 06, Item 364)
San Diego (Calif.)
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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