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Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art film

July 20, 2017 at 7PM

Admission: Free

Ballroom Marfa is pleased to present a screening of Sam Wainwright Douglas’ latest documentary, ‘Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film’ follows Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martinez and Kade L. Twist, who put land art in a tribal context. The director will be present for a Q&A to engage the audience in a discussion after the screening.

Postcommodity brings together a community to construct the ‘Repellent Fence,’ a two-mile long ephemeral monument “stitching” together the US and Mexico border. The documentary shows how in 2015 they were helped by people on both sides of the border to install a series of 26 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years.

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

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