chihuahua desert: political and geographical meanings of borders

Every itinerary comprises three parts:
The first part consist in the artist’s journey itself. The concept of the journey is defined by Maria Rebecca Ballestra as research method in which she physically and psychologically confronts conditions of the environment, therefore she explores and experiences possibilities of divers viewpoints and processes.
The second part is formed of an artistic production indicating the insights, experience and research result Ballestra made during the journeys.
In the third part is invited a researcher to contribute with a written text regarding the geopolitical or anthropological contexts of the corresponding desert.


the journey: chihuahua desert

The Chihuahuan Desert covers parts of Mexico and the United States (Texas, New Mexico and Arizona).  On the Mexican side, it covers the northern half of the state of Chihuahua. The Chihuahua Desert is the third largest desert of the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in North America, after the Great Basin

go to desert

the art works:

cabinet anthropologique 

and the performance: border lines

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