Objects from the Borderlands and [Non] Belonging: Susan Harbage Page

If you’re in Flagstaff next Thursday I hope to see you. I will be sharing my work on the U.S.–Mexico Border.

Event Details

April 6
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Location: Liberal Arts (18)
Website: https://events.nau.edu/event/immigration-awareness-series-presents-susan-harbage-page/

“Objects from the Borderlands and [Non] Belonging” – For ten years, artist Susan Harbage Page has made annual pilgrimages to traverse the borderlands between Texas and Mexico from Brownsville/Matamoros to Eagle Pass, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. As Page walks, she makes photos of the objects people have left behind and archives them, assembling a collection of 867 to date.  This “anti-archive” challenges the historical record and complicates our notion of archival collections and how we create memory. Page’s documentary endeavor also concretizes the borderlands, a contested space that lives large in people’s imaginations on either side.

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