Invitation to participate:
'Border Reports' will extend the mission of Borderhack 2.0
to 'delete the border,' by
transmitting sound (as audible and radio frequencies) into
the immediate vicinity (Tijuana MX,
San Ysidro USA).
We invite you to create a sound recording for this project.
The name 'Border Reports' comes from the AM radio traffic
reports in San Diego that let people
know how long it takes to get across the border.
Drivers have to wait in line and produce passports to cross
the border, but sound itself knows
no such barriers. The USA used radio for years to transmit
the message of capitalism into the
communist bloc; we will use sound frequencies similarly, in
order to mobilize discussion and
understanding of border policies which criminalize the poor
and politically persecuted.
We would like to present your sound recording as part of
this international transmission . We
invite you to produce a 5 minute (maximum) audio segment to
be transmitted on both sides of
the border during the Borderhack encampment on August 24,
25, 25 in Playas Tijuana.
Segments can take any form including: Journalistic,
conceptual, investigative, political
manifestos, creative appropriation, musical, a shout-out,
an interview, a mini-history,
information, news, noise, a poem.
Title your segment: The title of each segment should start
"Border Report," and then a number or year or title which
the content or feeling of your segment.
Examples would be:
"Border Report No.365" "Border Report No. 366,"
"Border Report Year 2060"
"Border Report 2.2"
"Border Report Berlin 1937"
Segments could consider the US Mexico frontier year 2001,
but they could also present
information about other borders past, present and future.
Where and how to produce the segment? There are several
Record at Playas de Tijuana:
We will have a station at Playas and recording equipment.
Bring your text or instruments and
find us under the Border Reports flag. Or come up with a
spontaneous interview or sound piece
at Playas; there should be plenty of inspiration at the
Record at our studio. Please call us at (213) 365-2344 to
record with us.
Best days would be Monday August 20 and Tuesday August
Or email us at
slewison@hotmail or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Record at your place and deliver the file via mail, or to
our house or mailbox in Los Angeles.
Please email or call for details/address. Or
bring the recording with you to the Borderhack emcampment
at Playas. We can take audio
cassette, minidisc or CD.
Record at your place, and send the file via email. Please
contact us for details as to what
kind of file we can accept.
Any language is welcome:
english, spanish, sound, music, noise or any other language
transmitted through audiowaves.
maximum 5 minutes
usable recording formats:
cassette tape, mini-disc, cd
We hope you will participate in this action! The more, the
merrier (and louder).
For more information, please contact Nicole or Sarah at
213-365-2344, or ncousino@earthlink,
Border Reports is part of Borderhack.
Borderhack is a festival/camp that is part of the "kein
mensch ist illegal" chain of
bordercamps. It will take place in Tijuana on August 24, 25
26 of the year 2001. The location of the camp will be in
the Playas de Tijuana part of the
city, in front of the actual border fence that divides
third and the first world, and also where it penetrates the
ocean. The camp will offer net
art, photograph exhibits, border cinema, ISDN
connections, conferences and workshops, not to mention the
participation of the global
hacktivist and net-media art community.