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"Irrigación, 2010"

Exhibition view:
3. Mediations Biennale “The Unknown”, Poznan, Poland, Sept.14 – Oct. 14, 2012

Photo: Michał Stankowski
© Fundacja Mediations Biennale 2012


Documentation of the action of irrigating Highway 90 which runs through Presidio County, Texas, an area located 250 miles from the border of México and the United States at the crossing between Ciudad Juárez and el Paso.
Moistened cloths were placed on the sites where violent acts have occured at various locations throughout Ciudad Juárez. The remains that adhered to these fabrics were diluted in 5,000 gallons of water to perform the action.
In the first three months of 2010 more than 500 men, women and children were murdered in that border city.
"According to The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 90% of the illegal firearms that enter México, do so through the US border." (Newspaper Sol de México, 3/21/10)
Teresa Margolles, Marfa, Texas, March 2010.

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