The purpose of the Tijuana Project was to use media technology to give voice and visibility to the women who work in the “maquiladora” industry in Tijuana. Especially designed headset that integrated a camera and a microphone allowed the wearer to move while keeping the transmitted image in focus. The headset was connected to two projectors and loudspeakers that transmitted the estimonies live. The women’s testimonies focused on a variety of issues including work related abuse, sexual abuse, family disintegration, alcoholism, and domestic violence. The projection was staged for three consecutive nights, for an audience of more than 1,500 on the 60-foot diameter facade of the Omnimax Theater at the Centro Cultural Tijuana(CECUT).
The CECUT Project was part of InSITE2000 a bi-national contemporary arts project based on artistic investigation and activation of urban space in San Diego, United States, and Tijuana, Mexico.