Ivan Diaz Robledo’s original video work I, You. Are we? features a split screen that pairs portraits of diverse individuals from both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. The video opens with an aerial view of the landscape around the San Ysidro Port of Entry, and transitions to a scrolling sequence of faces. Some individuals smile, some are serious, but all are portrayed in the same, straightforward manner. Robledo does not divulge the identity or place of origin of the individuals, in essence dissolving any perceived cultural difference.
Terminal 2 West End Gallery, Upper Level (post-security)