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Title
23 September 1994: general view
Creator
Rollof, Ulf (Swedish installation artist, born 1961)
Contributor
InSITE94
Date Created and/or Issued
1994
Contributing Institution
UC San Diego, Library, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
inSite Archive
Rights Information
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Description
Sculpture and Installations
Titled "23 September 1994" after the opening date of the entire inSITE94 exhibition, Ulf Rollof's installation consisted of a circular railroad situated at the defunct border rail-crossing site in Colonia Libertad in Tijuana. Just yards from the border fence, one could take a ride on this circular track where a single wagon with five fir trees planted in empty oil drums went around in endless circles to a dizzying effect. However, rather than being transported around on the track itself there was just a single seat at the hub of the circle and the view from the seat was directed straight at the fir trees, so that although movement occurred the outlook one had remained the same. -- 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 313)
[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Estación del Ferrocarril, Colonia Libertad, Baja California Norte, Mexico
Type
image
Format
Tires; tracks and track components; trees; steel (alloy); concrete
Form/Genre
sculpture (visual work)
installations (visual works)
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Railroad stations
Irony
Machinery
Border art
Humor
Boundaries
Political art
Perspective
Sculpture (visual work)
Installations (visual works)
Mexican-American border region
InSITE94
Place
Mexican-American border region

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