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A Very Long Line – 2016

Four channel video with sound. Duration: Infinite. Installation view, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

A Very Long Line demonstrates the dehumanizing and polarizing constructs of nationalism and globalization through which borders and trade policies have been fabricated. The border "fence," irrespective of the complex indigeneity of peoples from the region it occupies, is a very long filter of bodies and goods — a mediator of imperialism, violence, market systems, and violence capitalism. A very long line acknowledges and honors the Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere – both those who are experiencing diaspora, and those who are coping with the militarization of their ancestral homelands. A Very Long Line recognizes all indigenous peoples that are intermeshed in the theater of the contemporary immigration crisis of the Americas – here we (Postcommodity) refer to the historical stewards of the land, and those who are following ancient indigenous trade routes in search of economic opportunity.