In December of 2012, the artists Ricardo Dominguez, Ian Alan Paul and Jane Stevens performed as researchers and consultants from the UC Center for Drone Policy and Ethics and simulated a “Drone Crash Incident” on the UC San Diego campus. The drone crash, as a form of critical fiction or disturbance theater, was enacted over [...]
On August 29th, 2012, the Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History was opened to the public. The museum, located at the former site of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba, is an institution dedicated to critically remembering the U.S. prison which was active between 2002 and 2012 before it was permanently decommissioned and closed. The [...]
On July 15th, 2011, 667 people from 28 different countries participated in the online collective action “Border Haunt” that targeted the U.S.-Mexico border. Participants collected entries from a database that holds the names and descriptions of migrants that died trying to cross the border territory and then sent those entries into a database used to [...]
BorderMachines.net is the result of Ian Alan Paul’s MA thesis project at SFAI and was completed in May of 2011. This website looks to three contemporary artists working in border territories and seeks to establish a ground on which we can begin to think the undoing of borders. The site is organized rhizomatically and has many routes and paths through [...]
For the Domestic Violence project, I collected images taken during the Iraq war and projected them onto suburban facades throughout California. The projections/interventions lasted 1 hour for each iteration. Photographs of the projections were then mounted in 22″ x 33″ lightboxes for exhibition.