Eyes/Ice Tower

ERRE built a wooden tower on the roof of the building that housed Estación Tijuana (a space for contemporary art, architecture and popular culture, lead by ERRE between 2003 and 2010), located less than a hundred meters from the checkpoint at San Ysidro, California. A security camera on the tower captured the dynamics of the border crossing and streamed live video over the internet to the Orange County Museum of Art, as part of the California Biennial. The checkpoint with its razor wire, and chain link fencing, and the long lines of cars, were transported to the space of the museum. The ever-seeing eyes of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (hence the play on words between EYES and ICE) were in turn seen, first by the camera on the tower, and then, by disconcerted spectators at the museum.
2008. Exhibited: Estación Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California, México.