Best of Luck with the Wall / Josh Begley / 2016

Best of Luck with the Wall / Josh Begley / 2016


Footnotes

It may not be the best way, but this is a snapshot of a process—of looking and trying to understand the entire geography of the border. I think that there’s a way in which, with the rise of the Donald [Trump], that space is not even a geography anymore. That space has been reduced to metaphor. So the simplicity of the gesture is about insisting on that geography and simply looking at this vast landscape that gets reduced to this sound bite about building a wall. And if you think about a wall, a wall is just a border brought into 3D relief. So tracing that entire space, as a viewer, allowed me to think in a little more detail about what that actually means. ➡︎


Extras

◼︎ Mexican designers show that Trump's proposed $25 billion wall would be impossible to build / Leanna Garfield / Business Insider / 2016

▶︎ Wall Already Runs Along Parts of US-Mexico Border / Greg Flakus / VOA / 2016

▶︎ U.S. border officer: "Do you think a wall is gonna stop them?" / Ines Novacic / CBS News / 2016

▶︎ Can a wall be built between U.S. and Mexico? / Gary Tuchman / CNN / 2016

 The economics of Donald Trump’s wall / The Economist / 2016


Sources

◼︎ Interview with Josh Begley, Director of Best of Luck with the Wall / Eric Hynes / Field of Vision / 2016


Angels / Chance The Rapper feat. Saba / Austin Vesely / 2016

Angels / Chance The Rapper feat. Saba / Austin Vesely / 2016

Build It Bigger: High Risk Tower / 2007

Build It Bigger: High Risk Tower / 2007