Skip to Content

Sponsors

No results

Tags

No results

Types

No results

Search Results

Events

No results
Search events using: keywords, sponsors, locations or event type
When / Where

Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design pres.

Exhibition Opening Reception: Border Control: Traversing Horizons in Media Practice

https://stamps.umich.edu/images/uploads/exhibitions/escalante3.jpg https://stamps.umich.edu/images/uploads/exhibitions/escalante3.jpg
https://stamps.umich.edu/images/uploads/exhibitions/escalante3.jpg
Celebrate the work of artists and designers featured in Border Control: Traversing Horizons in Media Practice. Enjoy a live DJ and refreshments.

Human migration is a defining issue of the 21st century, often calling into question the relevance, role, and responsibilities of national borders across the globe. As individuals seek refuge from geopolitical and environmental forces, we become an increasingly globalized community. Demarcations of all types are simultaneously porous and closed, defensive and receptive, and seen in almost every facet of our existence. Border Control: Traversing Horizons in Media Practice responds to these conditions with an open-ended question, asking: “How has humanity made sense of the world in relation to borders and boundaries, both physically and psychologically?” While positioned within (or outside of) defined spaces and identities, human refusal of such literal definitions is paramount. Even while lines drawn have important consequences for lived reality, the winds, currents, and natural energies of the Earth deny enclosures and definitions that politics and maps might suggest.

Drawn from practices that are touched or driven by new media, Border Control: Traversing Horizons in Media Practice assembles works by artists who consider geographical contexts, patterns of migration, displacement, and statelessness. Collectively, they offer projects with subterfuge, refusal, and reconsideration of imposed state-sanctioned boundaries.

Artists: Annabel Castro, Mahwish Chishty, Lyn Goeringer, Ryan Griffis & Sarah Ross, Kate Hollenbach, Carrie Hott, X.A. Li, Rebekah Modrak, Abhishek Narula, Joel Ong, Jon Packles, Aislinn E. Pentecost-Farren, Susan Rochester, José Carlos Teixeira, Alex Turner, and Sabato Visconti.

Short films by: Nadav Assor, Anxious to Make (Liat Berdugo + Emily Martinez), Yaminay Chaudhri, Andrew Demirjian, José Guadalupe Garza & Miriam Ruíz, and Rick Silva.


Border Control: Traversing Horizons in Media Practiceis curated by Allison Collins in collaboration with Carrie Edinger and Srimoyee Mitra and presented in partnership with the New Media Caucus.

Image: Rick Silva, Western Fronts, 2019, video still

Please RSVP to reserve your place for this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-for-border-control-traversing-horizons-in-media-practice-tickets-71561264669
https://stamps.umich.edu/images/uploads/exhibitions/escalante3.jpg https://stamps.umich.edu/images/uploads/exhibitions/escalante3.jpg
https://stamps.umich.edu/images/uploads/exhibitions/escalante3.jpg

Explore Similar Events

  •  Loading Similar Events...
Report Event As Inappropriate Contact Event Organizers
Back to Main Content