BORDERCLICK is a digital living archive exploring the complexities of the transfronterizx experience founded by artists Josemar Gonzalez Lizarraga and Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt, in collaboration with The AjA Project.
In 2016 and 2017 we ran a series of workshops, artist talks, exhibitions, and public forums with transfronterizx individuals living their life between Tijuana and San Diego, commuting constantly between both nations. Our mission is to give lyrical visual representation to transfronterizx life through photography, 360 video, and social media.
By capturing the feelings, memories and experiences living between two cultures and nations, Mexico and the United States, we bring an authentic and honest challenge to the common stereotypes of “border-crossers.” Throughout this process of self-exploration, we have discovered that despite the intentionally isolating effects of the physical border wall, the challenge of crossing it on a daily basis, and its extensive violence upon their minds and bodies, we have managed to find and connect with one another and help visualize an otherwise invisible community. We learned how to collaborate, engage others in dialogue around border issues, and pledge to continue to support each other and advocate for our communities in our pursuit of self-improvement, social justice, and civic engagement.