[ISEA2012] Artist Talk: Joana Moll & Heliodoro Santos – TEXAS BORDER

Artist Statement

The Texas Border is an audiovisual installation in which the recorded broadcasts of surveillance cameras placed along the US Mexican border in Texas are shown. In a private Internet platform, 25 surveillance cameras are opened to anyone willing to control Mexican individuals attempting to enter the US in an illegal way and report those actions through the website. The installation also includes sixty four videos, part of the Internet platform archive, that show failed incursions into the US territory as a direct consequence of those reports carried out by anonymous users.

  • Joana Moll is a Barcelona, Spain / Berlin, Germany, based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way post-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems   janavirgin.com
  • Heliodoro Santos, México, b.1984                                       galeriamonicasaucedo.com/artista/heliodoro-santos/268