A rendering of Molly Gochman's future installation at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Courtesy of the artist

To signal her opposition to the creation of a US-Mexico border wall, the New York-based artist Molly Gochman has fashioned one of her own: a 350-foot-long earthwork that will go on display at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on 3 August and be visible to travellers in flight and on the ground.

Gochman says that the work, Red Sand Project: Border US-MX, previously on view at the international airport in Houston, is intended to start a dialogue on human trafficking, immigration and the effects of political maneuvering on individuals and communities. “We need empathy because it diminishes the sense of otherness among people and drives social change,” she says. The installation, which will remain at the airport for a year, is timed to the Seattle Art Fair and will be associated with programming developed with Seattle nonprofits such as Refugees Northwest and NW Immigrant Rights Project.

More broadly, Gochmans ongoing Red Sand Project offers toolkits with packets of red sand that allow people to physiRead More – Source


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