Title: Border: Horses and Singing (medium: dual video channel, Time: 7 min). Geologic Time. Big Bend National Park, Texas. Filmed in Big Bend National Park. Shown at Open Studio, Banff Centre, Alberta, 2016  Cultural History of Big Bend National Park  https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/historyculture/cultural-history_overview.htm   Both Videos are of the Rio Grande River, which forms a border between US-Texas and Mexico. Many Mexicans cross the river but typically do not make it far -- it's one of the harshest terrains to trek and/or migrate, not to mention the heat and scarce water holes to sustain ones thirst. This piece captures an elderly Mexican man singing for money on the Texas side, while another person crosses the Rio Grande with horses to negotiate with the farmer on the Mexican side. The history of trading and exchanging goods extends back for centuries between the Spanish, Mexicans and Native Cultures. The crossing of the Rio Grande for trade and negotiating continues as part of the historical precedence recorded on rocks and pictographs found in the park.   There is only one road in and one road out of the National Park, which is heavily patrolled and under continual surveillance.    Video 1. Slowly captures a geologic history of the park's diverse rock strata structures that are over 500 million years old.  Video 2. Captures a man crossing the Rio Grande from the Texas side to the Mexican side with three horses / two dogs, and in the meantime, on the Texas side an elderly Mexican man sings for his living.   
       
     
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 Title: Border: Horses and Singing (medium: dual video channel, Time: 7 min). Geologic Time. Big Bend National Park, Texas. Filmed in Big Bend National Park. Shown at Open Studio, Banff Centre, Alberta, 2016  Cultural History of Big Bend National Park  https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/historyculture/cultural-history_overview.htm   Both Videos are of the Rio Grande River, which forms a border between US-Texas and Mexico. Many Mexicans cross the river but typically do not make it far -- it's one of the harshest terrains to trek and/or migrate, not to mention the heat and scarce water holes to sustain ones thirst. This piece captures an elderly Mexican man singing for money on the Texas side, while another person crosses the Rio Grande with horses to negotiate with the farmer on the Mexican side. The history of trading and exchanging goods extends back for centuries between the Spanish, Mexicans and Native Cultures. The crossing of the Rio Grande for trade and negotiating continues as part of the historical precedence recorded on rocks and pictographs found in the park.   There is only one road in and one road out of the National Park, which is heavily patrolled and under continual surveillance.    Video 1. Slowly captures a geologic history of the park's diverse rock strata structures that are over 500 million years old.  Video 2. Captures a man crossing the Rio Grande from the Texas side to the Mexican side with three horses / two dogs, and in the meantime, on the Texas side an elderly Mexican man sings for his living.   
       
     

Title: Border: Horses and Singing (medium: dual video channel, Time: 7 min). Geologic Time. Big Bend National Park, Texas. Filmed in Big Bend National Park. Shown at Open Studio, Banff Centre, Alberta, 2016

Cultural History of Big Bend National Park https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/historyculture/cultural-history_overview.htm

Both Videos are of the Rio Grande River, which forms a border between US-Texas and Mexico. Many Mexicans cross the river but typically do not make it far -- it's one of the harshest terrains to trek and/or migrate, not to mention the heat and scarce water holes to sustain ones thirst. This piece captures an elderly Mexican man singing for money on the Texas side, while another person crosses the Rio Grande with horses to negotiate with the farmer on the Mexican side. The history of trading and exchanging goods extends back for centuries between the Spanish, Mexicans and Native Cultures. The crossing of the Rio Grande for trade and negotiating continues as part of the historical precedence recorded on rocks and pictographs found in the park. 

There is only one road in and one road out of the National Park, which is heavily patrolled and under continual surveillance.  

Video 1. Slowly captures a geologic history of the park's diverse rock strata structures that are over 500 million years old.

Video 2. Captures a man crossing the Rio Grande from the Texas side to the Mexican side with three horses / two dogs, and in the meantime, on the Texas side an elderly Mexican man sings for his living.

 

 Photograph Santa Elena Canyon. Crossing the Rio Grande from Texas to Mexico - Big Bend National Park.
       
     

Photograph Santa Elena Canyon. Crossing the Rio Grande from Texas to Mexico - Big Bend National Park.

 Photograph Santa Elena Canyon. Mexican Man singing for a living on USTexas side of the Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park, Texas.
       
     

Photograph Santa Elena Canyon. Mexican Man singing for a living on USTexas side of the Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park, Texas.

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Borders and Horses

Title: Border: Horses and Singing (medium: dual video channel, Time: Loop ( 16min). Geologic Time. Big Bend National Park, Texas. Filmed in Big Bend National Park. Shown at Open Studio, Banff Centre, Alberta, 2016

Video 1. Slowly captures a geologic history of the park's diverse rock strata structures that are over 500 million years old.

Video 2. Captures a man crossing the Rio Grande from the Texas side to the Mexican side with three horses / two dogs, and in the meantime, on the Texas side an elderly Mexican man sings for his living.

       
     

Title: Geologic Time Rocks, Dual Video Chanel with Borders and Horses, Time: (16 min. ongoing - loop). video is projected as a diptych as seen in the documentation.

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 Ernst Tinaja, Big Bend National Park, Texas
       
     

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Ernst Tinaja, Big Bend National Park.

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Terlingua, Texas

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Rio Grande River USTexas-Mexico

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Rio Grande River, USTexas-Mexico, Big Bend National Park, Texas