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not a line a shadow

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45 graphite drawings on sketch paper. 2018.

Through graphite drawings, folded paper sculptures, and textiles, these works examine the architectures of two highly militarized and contentious border zones: the US-Mexico Border, and the Israel-Palestine Border. In particular, the works explore how these two borders, thousands of miles apart, are beginning more and more to resemble each other: desert sands pockmarked with lines of brutal concrete and metal, and ever-growing membranes of surveillance made visible through mobile camera towers and observation drones. Moreover, Israeli security firms are being hired as contractors to develop new border technologies on a global scale, especially on the US-Mexico Border. These borders are not just lines on a map, rather they are as Israeli architect and theorist Eyal Weizman describes them, “deep, shifting, fragmented and elastic territories,” and spaces “where distinctions between the ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ cannot be clearly marked.”

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