About Borderblaster

Borderblaster takes its title from the name given to radio stations that transmit their signals at very high power between nations (e.g. San Diego radio stations that broadcast from Tijuana). Unlike traditional border blasters, this project localizes the transmission to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, as a way of reflecting on this particular site and the experience of juncture/disjuncture it represents.

The project brings together the voices of vendors, artisans, artists, and activists in a series of conversations, readings, and interviews that reimagine the Mercado de Artesanias de la Linea and the crossing as a whole as an agora. The series will be recorded and transmitted from inside of the market, to two mobile listening stations, one located at the crossing, and another in the gallery, throughout the run of the exhibition. For a complete listing of live recordings and dates of transmissions, please consult the provided calendar or visit: