I Checked Out The Border Tuner Lights – You Should Too
If your idea of 'art' is an oil painting from hundreds of years ago hung on a museum wall, you need to adjust your definition of art.
The Border Tuner is an art installation by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. This amazing light installation will be on display until Sunday, November 24, every night from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Bowie High School in El Paso and Parque Chamizal in Juárez. If you can't make it out, you can even go to BorderTuner.net and watch a live stream or even listen to the conversations being held as people connect their lights.
There are six giant spotlights along the U.S.-Mexico border, three in El Paso, three in Juarez. The interactive display gives you the chance to move the lights and speak to people in Juarez. Every night there will be musicians or other artists performing while the lights are on. It was really a special thing to see. You know we live in close proximity to Juarez, but when you're standing in the parking lot of Bowie High School, you really understand just how close our communities are.
The light display is designed to show how connected El Paso and Juarez are, but I think it also shows how beautiful our part of the world is. You should see the Border Tuner. You won't forget it.
1. Close-up of the spotlights:
2. Blue lights:
3. Cellist performance at spotlights: