Toy an Horse: Installed at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing
For inSITE97, Marcos Ramirez ERRE collaborated with several artists to construct "Toy an Horse," a monumental wood and metal replica of the iconic Trojan Horse. Installed directly on top of the monument marking the border about 50 meters from the border cross-checkpoint at San Ysidro, the horse was visible to the 50,000 people crossing the border by car every day. Ramirez stated that the purpose of the project was to use the narrative symbolism of the Trojan horse to stimulate discussion about the border, invasion, cultural exchange, and dependency. --inSITE97
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- Location Of Originals
This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 04, Item 294)
San Ysidro (San Diego, Calif.)
- Physical Description
wood; wood (plant material)
Point: 32.544722, -117.031361
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Shared Shelf: 16715575
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Sculpture and Installations
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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