Reporters With Borders

Shadow Box 6
A high resolution interactive display that simultaneously shows 864 video clips of news anchors taken from TV broadcasts in the United States and Mexico. As the viewer stands in front of the piece his or her silhouette is shown on the display and within it reporters begin to talk. Every 5 minutes the piece switches the video clips - from a database of 1600 - and classifies them along gender, race and country, so that for instance on the left there are only American reporters and on the right only Mexicans.

The piece exists as a small "shadow box" version and as a large-scale projection room. A C-print lightjet edition also exists.
Name in spanish: Reporteros con Fronteras
Year of Creation: 2007
Technique: High-resolution display with integrated computerized tracking system
Dimensions: Shadow box 104,5 x 80 x 12 centimeters
Installation 10 x 10 x 6 meters
Prints 160 x 105 centimeters each
Edition: 6 copies + 1 AP
Keywords: database, interactive, indoor, projection, sound, print, tracker.
Collections: Museo del Barrio (NYC), Steve Cohen Collection (Connecticut), Jonathon Carroll Collection (NYC), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Montréal) and private collectors
Photo library (click to expand)
2008 - Haunch of Venison, London, United Kingdom
2007 - Antimodular Research



  • Conroy Badger - programming
  • Stephan Schulz, Natalie Bouchard, Olfa Driss - production support
  • Alejandro Blazquez, Santiago Fabregas - video capture