Heating resistance, insulators, steel cord, sensors, electricity.
Resistance is a representation of the United States-Mexico border executed with a metal incandescent filament called resistance heating. A series of steel cables, “tensors” allow, as a set of vectors, configure the border drawing in three-dimensional space. The wires acting as a group of forces in tension that enable sustaining a line in space.
The resistance used in the work establishes a metaphorical relationship to the socio-political reality that is lived on both sides of the border, by representing it as an overwhelming line filled with tension and incandescence. Resistance heating demands and consumes large amounts of energy from the electrical grid that feeds it.
The work reflects the border as a dangerous edge, as well as the rupture and distortion of relations between two neighboring nations.
Photography: Marty Snortum, Marcela Armas, Gilberto Esparza
2014. What would be of the world without the things that do not exist?. Frestas Trienal de Artes. Curated by Josué Mattos. Sorocaba, Brazil
2014. Dialogue 2, Curated by Hannah Hallerman. FLEX gallery. Berlín, Germany
2012. Mostra SESC de Artes 2012. Serviço Social do Comércio. Sao Paulo, Brazil
2011. Coup d’éclat. Fort de Bruissin en Francheville. Lyon, Francia
2011. Multitude, Curated by Mats Nilsson and Christer Fällman. Sweden from June 2011 until end 2012
2011. Of Bridges & Borders – Fronteras en mutacion. Curador: Sigismond de Vajay. Centro Cultural de España de Buenos Aires.
2010. Cauce Crítico, Curaduría de Victor Muñoz. Galería Metropolitana. Ciudad de México
2010. Grito: (in)dependence. Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas, El Paso, Tx.
2010. Cuarto de proyectos. Galería Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo. Ciudad de México
2010. Zócalo. Museo de la Ciudad de México. D.F.
2009. Distorsions: Contemporary Media Art from Mexico. The Holman Hall College Art Gallery, New Jersey, USA.