Art project of two Moscow based artists looking at their mental and physical borders in contrast to the city of their origin – Yekaterinburg.
“There is a point at which borders cease to be geographical lines and filters between states (always an over-simplified idea) and emerge instead as increasingly interoperable assemblages of control technologies strung out across the world’s infrastructures, circulations, cities, and bodies.”
– Stephen Graham, Cities Under Siege
In Boundary Functions by Scott Snibbe the boundaries between individuals are negotiated through spatial performances, produced through intimate exchanges of spaces.
“National borders have ceased being continuous lines on the earth’s surface and (have) become non-related sets of lines and points situated within each country.”
– Paul Andreu et. al, Borders and Borderers
“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.”
― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
Cities exist to bring people together, but cities can also keep people apart
– Daniel D’Oca, Urban Planner, Interboro Partners.
the border: “a place for sharing, a ‘transactional space’. a zone of interaction, an ‘interval of resonance’, a location where functional relationships are evident, and potentially an area of community integration.”
Where does the city without gates begin?
– Paul Virilio, Lost Dimension