Institute for the Arts and Humanitites at UNC

New Faculty Microtalks

Susan Harbage Page, US-Mexico Border Project: Recent Art Interventions

Monday, April 8, 4:30pm
Hyde Hall, UNC Chapel Hill
Institute for the Arts and Humanities
My Mother’s Teacups, Rio Grande River near McAllen, Texas, 2012

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These are my mother’s Bone China Teacups that she brought back from England (where my ancestors are from) that I carried to the Border and photographed, to reference the idea that we are all immigrants.
Humanizing the Border, Boundary line on the
 Nuevo Progresso Bridge
between the United States and Mexico, 2012
After speaking at a conference on the Inner German Border in Hannover, Germany earlier this year, I started thinking about ways to humanize the border; questioning the ways in which border lines are created or drawn, usually by a group of people far away from the site looking at a map.

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