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Photographer to present on project documenting Canada-US border

Artist Andreas Rutkaukas will discuss his three-year experience taking photos along the nearly 9,000 km border between Canada and the United States in a free public presentation at the Cross Border Institute on Thursday, October 20.

Rutkaukas says his approach focuses on the cause and effect of a range of technologies on the perception, development and exploitation of landscapes.

“Once referred to as ‘undefended,’ my project Borderline undertakes a survey of this landscape monitored by subtle technologies, including improvised barriers, gates, x-ray scanners, and other forms of surveillance,” he says. “Humans are discouraged from lingering in this territory, which is vast and arguably impossible to control.”

A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation, which starts at 5 p.m. in room 239, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre. Find more info at www.cbinstitute.ca/events.