Border Vueltas/Looping Fronterizo

Portillo, David Morison; Yeh, Rihan

Over the last two years, David Morison Portillo has been traversing the U.S.-Mexico border in an unusual way: he chooses an evening and then crosses repeatedly without stopping. In this provocative performance, the state’s violence—enacted and enforced by border officers—is rarefied, exposed, slowed, and at times, completely subverted. This book is a conversation between anthropologist Rihan Yeh and Morison, who discuss the different meanings and risks of this simultaneous performance-protest.