Film: Through the Repellent Fence



Film: Through the Repellent Fence
Saturday, November 4
4:00 p.m.
Included with museum admission

This documentary 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, aided by the communities on both sides of the border, they installed a series of twenty-eight huge inflatable spheres. The spheres were 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 spheres were evenly spaced apart and extended north and south of the border for a mile in each direction. Postcommodity describes their work as “a metaphorical suture stitching together cultures that have inhabited these lands long before borders were drawn.”
Directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas.

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