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Title
Abandoned II
Creator
Rollof, Ulf (Swedish installation artist, born 1961)
Schnorr, Michael (American installation artist, born 1945)
Contributor
InSITE92
InSITE94
Date Created and/or Issued
1992-1994
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Library, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
inSite Archive
Rights Information
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Description
Garden and Landscape
Sculpture and Installations
Originally created for inSITE92 by San Diego artist Michael Schnorr and Swedish artist Ulf Rollof, "Abandonado II" was renovated for inSITE94. The project was from the beginning born of the particular circumstances that describe its location. Situated on an empty lot across the street from the Pacific Ocean at Playas de Tijuana, the installation was intended to serve the numerous abandoned children who live along the border in the beach area. The installation consisted of several pieces constructed from brick and concrete, among them two pieces of fire-heated outdoor furniture, the "Fire Sofa" and "Fire Chair." It also included a shell-like echo chamber titled "Habla/Head - Cabeza/Speak" and a circle of brick school desks titled "The Bricklayers' Class." The installation became a gathering place for locals and a playground for children. - InSITE94
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego, La Jolla, 92093-0175 (https://lib.ucsd.edu/sca)
This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 04, Item 304)
[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Tijuana, Playas de, Baja California Norte, Mexico
Type
image
Format
Brick (clay product); concrete; 33 x 75 meters
Form/Genre
sculpture (visual work)
installations (visual works)
public art
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Outdoor furniture
Chimneys (architectural elements)
Border art
Furniture
Playgrounds
Homelessness
Boundaries
Children (people by age group)
Artistic collaboration
Sculpture (visual work)
Installations (visual works)
Public art
Mexican-American border region
InSITE92
InSITE94
Place
Mexican-American border region

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