December 2008. Steven Gagnon, a Miami-based artist, will be driving his Border Cruiser, a mobile video installation in a former police car during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach.
The video sculpture is the fourth project in an ever-expanding body of work and marks the first that maintains the full functionality of the automobile while the videos are playing. The artwork's intent is to heighten public awareness of the dangers and hardships that immigrants face to enter the country illegally to find work.
The mobile sculpture was shown earlier this year in Houston for Fotofest, the city's international photo and video biennial. It was also well received at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and garnered much press.
During Art Basel Miami Beach the Border Cruiser will patrol the streets all around Miami Beach and Miami’s Wynwood Art District from sunset to midnight.
Steven Gagnon Studio
405 Espanola Way. Suite 301
Miami Beach, FL 33139