Teeter-Totter Wall

PrizeHonorable Mention in Installation Art
CompanyRael San Fratello
ArtistRonald Rael
Design TeamRonald Rael, Virginia San Fratello
CreditRael San Fratello
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The project demonstrates that the border is a literal fulcrum for U.S. - Mexico Relations and that building walls severs those relationships. It also shows how actions that take place on one side of the border have direct consequences on the other. In the installation at the wall near Juarez and El Paso, the project presents how those immediate relationships between people can create an environment where play can be an act of protest. The bright pink teeter-totters brought people together to show that there can be equality and joy through the connections we make along the border.