September 26 - October 24, 2020
A participatory installation by the Undocumented Migration Project.
To register for the online conversation September 10, go here.
To register for the lecture by author and design activist Ronald Rael on October 7, go here.
From Texas State Galleries:
“Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project created by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research and arts-education collective directed by anthropologist Jason De León. This art installation is intended to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S.-Mexico border by focusing on the deaths that have been happening almost daily since 1994 as a direct result of the Border Patrol policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence” (PTD).
The centerpiece of the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition is an enlarged map composed of approximately 3,200 toe tags representing people who have died while crossing a particular stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border between the mid-1990s and 2020. The construction of this installation at Texas State Galleries is realized with the help of local volunteers invited to participate in the making of these tags, which are later installed on the map in the exact locations where the individuals’ remains were found. If you would like to participate in this collective memorial by filling out tags, please inquire with Margo Handwerker ([email protected]).
Texas State Galleries invites you to take part in the greater migration conversation through a series of online programs developed in conjunction with the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition. For more information about these programs, please visit the Hostile Terrain 94 events calendar using this link.”
Conversation: September 10, 2020 | 4–5 pm
A conversation between Eduardo Canales and Kate Spradley, moderated by John Mckiernan-González. See event description for registration.
Performance: September 17, 2020 | 6–7 pm
Performance: Lesly Reynaga, @txstgalleries on Instagram
Artist talk: October 7, 2020 | 5–6 pm
Lecture by Ronald Rael. See event description for registration.
Artist talk: October 15, 2020 | 6–7 pm
Online performance event with Nina Diaz. Viewable at @txstgalleries on Instagram.
Performance: November 5, 2020 | 6–7 pm
An on-line performance event with Chulita Vinyl Club via Instagram @txstgalleries
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