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Fading Memories

Written by Thomas Büsch on . Posted in The Passenger

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Fading Memories is an Online Project by Ruben Aubrecht about the vanishing of borders. Ruben Aubrecht was artist in residence in Istanbul of the city of Berlin in 2015. He was the source of the popup exhibition at Kargart in Istanbul February 2015.

It shows the Mexico – United States border at San Diego / Tijuana in 1974. At this time there was no fence or barrier, only a barbed wire separated the two countries. The obelisk in the center of the picture is the Boundary Monument No. 258 at the edge of Border Field Park. It is the westernmost boundary marker on the international boundary between the United States and Mexico. The south half of the monument is situated in Mexico and the north half in the United States.

Every visit on this website deletes one pixel. The images shown here refer to historical incidents that have fallen into oblivion to the general public. For a short period they are visible again just to fall apart instantly.


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