SMoCA is proud to host the Arizona premiere of Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film. The film follows the art collective Postcommodity, featured in a 2015 exhibition at SMoCA, as it conceives Repellent Fence, a two-mile-long artwork that straddled the U.S.-Mexico border. The collective’s goal was to give voice to the shared history and enduring culture of indigenous societies that called the region home long before the border divided them. With support from communities on both sides of the border, artists installed 28 large-scale inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years. Through the Repellent Fence provides an intimate glimpse into the arduous process behind creating this ambitious artwork and how land art can bring communities together.
Located in SMoCA Lounge