One of the most incredible experiences of my and @vasfsf’s career bringing to life the conceptual drawings of the Teetertotter Wall from 2009 in an event filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness at the borderwall. The wall became a literal fulcrum for U.S. – Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side. Amazing thanks to everyone who made this event p
Source: Ronald Rael on Instagram: “One of the most incredible experiences of my and @vasfsf’s career bringing to life the conceptual drawings of the Teetertotter Wall from…”
Project that exists at the intersections of design (architecture), art, politics, and play. A set of pink see-saws were designed by architects (UC Berkeley), fabricated by craftspeople (Ciudad Juarez) and set up along the pre-existing border wall at Sunland Park, New Mexico and ANAPRA. The photographs and posts have gone viral as of 2019 07 29.
The project makes use of a kind of absurdism. It draws both from Teatro Campesino and from Brecht for its power. It may be appropriate to invoke Boal.
Since I have been refreshing my memory of Massumi’s Parables for the Virtual, I wonder if his lenses are useful here as well.
For the sake of completeness I will attach the other URLs below.
A Seesaw Art Installation on the US-Mexico Border Allowed Kids on Both Sides to Play Together