7 minutes of 27 minute video documentation
the length of the coastal border of Gaza
walked on May 24, 2015 from Troy, NY to Easton, NY for 9 hours
As part of my ongoing work responding to geographic and political borders, I am embarking on several walks the length of the borders of Gaza. The walks are an attempt to look at the events happening in that part of the world and understand my own physical relationship to space and land within the context of my present geographic location as well as to explore my own physical boundaries and limitations.
Although the catalyst for this project is the Israel/Gaza conflict, I am interested in the implications of a created “border” in other areas of the world as well, including the colonial borders drawn on the continent of Africa, our own American borders with Mexico and the demarcated borders of American Indian reservations throughout the US. These invisible lines often manifest in the form of a fence, a wall, or purely a line drawn on a map, but also extend to racial, cultural, and economic divides within a specific location.