Live Arts Bard Presents
1:00 pm – 9:30 pm
“The U.S.-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds.” — Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, 1987.
Naturalized Borders (to Gloria)
Naturalized Borders (to Gloria) is the first iteration of a multifaceted, interactive land art and community-based project, including a 72-foot long line of indigenous crops (corn, beans and squash, known as “the three sisters”) planted in the shape of the US/Mexican border line on the Bard Farm; the harvesting, sharing, and clearing of the crop and land; a mobile paleta cart-turned-drawing studio upon which persons of any background are invited to memorialize real or imagined borders; and the documentation and archive from various stages of the project. Continuing the legacy of Chicana feminist writer Gloria Anzaldua, the work seeks to unearth histories of immigration, labor rights, borders, land sovereignty and systemic oppression.
Guided Farm Walk Schedule (first come, first served)
- Thursday, Nov. 21 at 3:30 pm
- Friday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 pm
- Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1:30 pm
Each walk will be approximately 45 minutes.
Naturalized Borders (to Gloria) was created in collaboration with the Bard Farm (Rebecca Yoshino, Farm Coordinator) and The Center for the Study of Land, Air and Water, with the participation of students Mary Elizabeth Klein Meghan Mercier, Kaitlyn McClelland, Gabrielle Reyes, Alexi Piirimae, Midori Barandiaran, and Austin Sumlin.
Return to Land Ritual Schedule (first come, first served)
- Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2:30 pm
This durational event will last approximately four hours.
m(Other)s: Hudson Valley
m(Other)s: Hudson Valley is a series of video portraits of immigrant women, both documented and undocumented, holding their first-generation children. Inspired by the “hidden mother” photographs common from the advent of photography up until the 1920s, a standard practice requiring the mother to hold the child still while being covered and remaining invisible in the interest of foregrounding the child, these portraits seek to connect the political and social situation of women at the turn of the 20th century with the invisibility of the labor of immigrant women today.
This program is a part of the 2019 Live Arts Bard Biennial: Where No Wall Remains.
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Time: 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Fisher Center, Weis Atrium & Bard FarmTicket Information: Free and open to the public.