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Project, Teeter-Totter Wall

This is a Project. It was designed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello and collaborator: Colectivo Chopeke. It is dated 2019. It is a part of the department.

Anapra, Chihuahua, Mexico and Sunland Park, New Mexico, USA

Two communities in Mexico and the United States, long separated by a border wall, came together to play on three oversized teeter-totters that spanned the US-Mexico border. The wall itself acted as a fulcrum for the teeter-totter installation. Echoing US-Mexico relations, movements and actions taken on one side of the border directly impacted the other, as children and adults alike enjoyed the see-saws. The installation temporarily transformed this small section of the border into a space of hope and elation, exposing the borderlands as a place where women and children live with dignity in spite of the xenophobia and violence perpetuated by the wall and its construction.

It is credited Teeter-Totter: Courtesy of Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello.

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