The Line On The Map / La Línea Del Mapa (Mexico-USA Border)

ENGLISH

In this series, are shown several areas of the border between Mexico and U.S.A. crossed by the border fence. This wall crossing the territory generates disturbing and contradictory images: in some places it forms the backyard of many homes; in the natural landscapes suggests a strange mixture of modern Chinese wall, panoptic and Land Art piece. Paradoxically, showing the wall without people, emphasizes its coercive character and the huge imbalance between the power of the states and their relationship with individuals.
When we look at a map, we can see the boundary lines marking the borders between different states. Obviously, these lines are mental constructs that are not physically registered in the territory. However, in the case of the northwestern border between Mexico and the United States, that imaginary line becomes tangible in the form of border wall. The fence I’ve been photographing in this project IS the line of the map. This series was made during a residence program by Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, in Hermosillo (Sonora, Mexico).

ESPAÑOL

En esta serie se muestran algunas zonas de la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos, en las que aparece el muro fronterizo que separa ambos países. Esta larguísima valla atravesando el territorio genera imágenes inquietantes y contradictorias: en algunas localidades conforma el patio trasero de numerosas viviendas, mientras que en los espacios abiertos naturales sugiere una extraña mezcla entre moderna muralla china, panóptico y obra de Land Art.
Cuando miramos un mapa, podemos ver las líneas fronterizas que marcan los límites entre los diferentes estados. Obviamente, estas líneas son construcciones mentales que no están inscritas físicamente en el territorio. Sin embargo, en el caso de la frontera noroeste entre México y Estados Unidos, esa línea imaginaria de los mapas se convierte en algo tangible en forma de muro fronterizo. La valla que he estado fotografiando en este proyecto ES la línea del mapa. Esta serie fue realizada durante un programa de residencia del Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, en Hermosillo (Sonora, México).

Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
San Luis Río Colorado (Sonora, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Agua Prieta (Sonora, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Nogales (Sonora, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Tecate (Baja California, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Agua Prieta (Sonora, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Nogales (Sonora, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Nogales (Sonora, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Agua Prieta (Sonora, Mexico)
Borderwall between Mexico and United States
Nogales (Sonora, Mexico)
Borderwall between United States and Mexico
Douglas (Arizona, USA)
Borderwall between United States and Mexico
San Diego (California, USA)