Happy Travels is part of a series of work in which zippers on found travel items are modified to be computer-controlled in order to autonomously reveal and conceal a partial view of a livestream video of the international border bridge area between the US and Mexico. These broadcasts are publicly provided by both US and Mexican government websites and are used in the installation to visualize moments of bi-directional bodily crossings of an international threshold.
Juan Eduardo Flores (US)
Juan is a multidisciplinary artist from San Antonio, TX, USA. He received his BA in Art from Connecticut College in New London, CT, and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a certificate from the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology and was a recipient of the Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Fellowship.