Northover created this work in response to its location - a modernist house in Texas near the Mexican border - amidst the conversations about building a wall between the US and Mexico. The installation explores positioning and the weight of placement, as it defines borders both visible and invisible. The rocks, collected from the surrounding landscape, hold the knowledge of millennia; positioned against the modernist structure of the house, between light and dark, they describe the tension between oppositions.
Words: Ollie Horne
Photo: Kara Town