The Border Film Project

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Exhibited recently in the form of an installation at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Rudy Adler, Victoria Criado, and Brett Huneycutt’s Border Film Project, 2005–2006, is a flexible, transportable civics infomercial, presenting two polarized sides of the explosive issue of border control in post–Patriot Act America—a war of bodies and language. Developed with SMoCA curator Marilu Knode, the project exists—and can be viewed with almost equal effect—as a website and as a color spread in Good magazine; it will also soon be published in book form. Since its first full presentation last June at the Lied Education Center for the Arts in Omaha, it has succeeded in generating debate about border issues in media outlets ranging from Fox News to the Huffington Post.

In 2005, Adler, Criado, and Huneycutt (whose backgrounds include activism, economics, and advertising) began distributing

to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. Please sign in below.

Not registered for Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW and save up to 65% off the newsstand price for full online access to this issue and our archive.

Order the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.