Event Details (EW2020)

10:00 AM, 05 Mar 2020 - 0:00 PM, 05 Mar 2020, Sisk Gallery, the Glucksman

Hostile Terrain '94


Hostile Terrain 94 is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by UCLA-based anthropologist Jason De Léon.

The exhibition is composed of 3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent undocumented migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert between Mexico and the US state of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019.  

These tags are geolocated on a map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. 

This installation is running simultaneously a large number of institutions, both in the USA and globally in 2020, and we are delighted that the Glucksman Gallery here at UCC is one such venue where the exhibition forms part of the IRC-funded project, The Missing: Promoting Inter-Disciplinary Dialogue Between Forensic Practitioners, Researchers, and the Arts.

As part of the official launch of the participatory art exhibition, Hostile Terrain 94, you are invited to a panel discussion that will reflect on the role of art in recent border histories in the region.

Invited speakers:

  • Vittorio Bufacchi, Department of Philosophy
  • Nuala Finnegan, Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Chiara Giuliani, Department of Italian
  • Asad Mahmud, Kinsale Road Direct Provision Centre

 

Event is co-funded by IRC project, The Missing: Promoting Inter-Disciplinary Dialogue Between Forensic Practitioners, Researchers, and the Arts led by Barra O’Donnabhain and Niamh McCullagh and UCC's Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.

Free - all welcome. Organised by Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin & Professor Nuala Finnegan

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