A residency organized by Mary Stephens, Director of Arizona State University’s program Performance in the Borderlands, provided Fernandez with the opportunity to propose a new iteration of the project. Following talks and workshops in five Arizona cities, on October 13, 2015, about 40 volunteers joined Fernandez on the Nogales, Mexico side of the border to paint out a section of the fence. From an isolated action to a community event, the project will expand once again in 2016, with a planned third version to involve simultaneous painting events to multiply virtual permeations in the border. In this manner, the project will ultimately become a form of triptych, with distinct events exponentially expanding impact and involvement in this re-envisioning of the border.
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