The Tijuana Projection

Door: Krzysztof Wodiczko.

“The artist had worked with a group of Mexican women who now spoke about their often traumatic experiences, sexual harassment at the workplace, domestic violence, family disintegration, police brutality. The pre-recorded statements were interrupted and rounded out live in response to viewer reactions. In Tijuana the participants took part in the live projection for the first time, thanks to a special head-mounted device comprising a camera, a microphone, and a portable transmitter. Blown-up to huge dimensions, the “live” faces of six women and their amplified voices, speaking of issues that had until now been mostly taboo, meant the projection spectacularly claimed the city’s public space. During his year-long preparations for the project, the artist worked with local organizations that support women, Factor X and Yeuani.”

Aldus Wodickzo.