El Nies

2008 / Plastic / 8 x 2 meters/   El Nies

An 8 meter long banner placed on the border between Mexico and the USA. The United States-Mexico border (better known in Tijuana as El bordo or La linea) is a huge steel barrier designated to prevent illegal immigration into the US and it’s strategically placed along the 3,141 km of border between the two countries.

El nies in spanish is a sexual term for the space in between the genitals and the anus. The expression is also used to describe something that is in between, something not defined, something that is nothing. The banner was hung on the Mexican side of the border just by the highway outside the international airport in Tijuana the 9th of October, 2008.