Through the Repellent Fence follows art collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddled the US-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who put land art in a tribal context. In 2015, the artists worked with communities on both sides of the border to install a series of 28 inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years. The artwork crossed the border a mile in each direction and symbolized a suture stitching back together cultures that have inhabited the land long before borders were drawn. To view the film trailer, click here.
Film screening (74 minutes) followed by coffee and Q&A at the Texas State Galleries with Producer Jeffrey Brown and Director Sam Wainwright Douglas. Moderated by Erina Duganne, an Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design and a member of Borderland Collective.
Sponsored by Texas State Galleries, the School of Art and Design Lecture Series, the Department of English, the Center for the Study of the Southwest, and the Center for Texas Music History.