> h- the river pierce, a collaborative action


it is impossible to separate the body from the environment. the earth can do without us but we can't do without the earth. my concern for ecology and the precariousness of natural resources such as water, has led me to develop a body of work relating to this precious resource. i was invited by artist michael tracy to be part of the river pierce: sacrifice II, 13.4.90, a collaborative action and binational procession that took place on good friday on the northern bank of the rio grande in san ygnacio, texas.

the rio grande is not only a manifestation of gross negligence but has become the resting place for thousand of migrant workers from mexico and central america who try to swim across the dangerous waters every night often with tragic consequences. the following images are scanned reproductions of my performance, lifted from the river pierce catalogue and photographed by keith carter.