Noelle Mason –  X-ray Vision vs Invisibility

Backscatter Blueprint (Los Tristes). Cyanotype on watercolor paper of people being smuggled across the US/Mexico border illegally. Any pixellation seen in this image is an artifact from the source image archive. © Noelle Mason

Exhibition Dates:

April 24 – August 16, 2020

X-Ray Vision vs. Invisibility is a body of work about the phenomenological effects of vision technologies on the perception of undocumented immigrants. This project remediates images of the border into hand made objects to expose how new vision technologies (backscatter, x-ray, sonic, thermal and digital imaging) recycle Cartesian modes of viewing both land and body in so doing reinforce a neocolonial social and political relationship with Mexico.