International Waters: detail of pipe penetrating the border fence
For inSITE97 San Diego artist Louis Hock constructed "International Waters/Aguas internacionales" at the Border Field State Park/Playas de Tijuana section of the border fence. Using water pumped from a well several miles northeast of the site, Hock built a double-sided drinking fountain with one head on each side of the border. People bending to drink from the heads could see each other through a hole cut in the metal fence. During the exhibition, US government authorities suddenly decided to replace the opaque metal fence with a chain link fence. "International Waters/Aguas internacionales" used the valuable resource, potable water, as an example of the flow and exchange that occurs along the border, despite the barriers and questions of ownership that try to hinder it. --inSITE97
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 06, Item 146)
Border Field State Park, San Diego, California, United States
Tijuana, Playas de, Baja California Norte, Mexico
- Physical Description
pipes (conduits); Water filters
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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