LINEA A LINEA is a collaborative zine, a gamebook, an endless social poem.
This project attempts to engage the border both with, and aside of its
geography. How do we embody border? How do we reflect upon it? Does
writing or imagery help or hinder translations of the border? How do we
interpret “the border” – geography, words, or emotions.
A series of prompts were proposed as a way to begin this process of
questioning and gesturing. We asked a group of artists to respond to these in
any way they see fit. We also invite the reader-participant to consider these
questions/exercises and add to the compilation.
LINEA A LINEA is an ongoing process – it is presented as both an archive and
a performatic workshop. The archive is comprised of the responses of various
artists and authors from Tijuana/San Diego – we offer these as a way for
readers to engage with experiences lived by bodies that have developed
alongside one of the most transited geopolitical borders, but also as a way to
speak of how borders can embody different realities for different peoples. We
hope to bring the archive to life, through a series of printed prompts. In
experiencing the unanswered prompt, audiences can engage with what border
is to them. Thinking through what the border sounds like, what border one
refuses to cross, the most emotional thing one has had to declare, among
other provocations, participants will allow themselves to take a step back
from the geopolitical implications of borders and delve deeper into their
psychological, emotional, and embodied permutations – culminating in both
an experience and voluntary additions to the archive.
Artists and authors currently in the archive include: Derrik Chinn, Alfredo
González Reynoso, Ingrid Hernández and Pieter Wisse, Jill Marie Holslin, Tae
Hwang & MR Barnadas of Collective Magpie, Haydeé Jiménez, and Pepe Rojo