Crossing Performance, US/Mexico Border, Ruidosa, Texas, 2011

The performance consisted of crossing the Rio Grande US/ Mexico border and back. Instead of camouflaging himself to cross the border, Maravilla created a shining headdress that contained a giant solar reflector that amplified the sun’s light to create a light ritual and to draw the attention of Border Patrol. The headdress also served the purpose of being a floating device to swim across the Rio Grande to create a new visual memory for the entangled genealogy of the border crossing stories.