“Border US-MX, 2018, International Airport Houston” is a 650-foot long temporary earthwork in the shape of the US-Mexico border filled with red sand, installed at the IAH Airport in Houston. A part of Red Sand Project, “Border US-MX” is able to be seen from the ground and the air, a red crack in the earth stretching out into the airfield. The temporary earthwork will be on view through the end of January in an effort to raise awareness of and combat human trafficking – raising important questions about migration, freedom of movement, and the ways refugees are susceptible to exploitation.
Molly Gochman is a New York City-based experiential artist and activist who brings together the collective experiences of many people for greater understanding.
Red Sand Project is an activist artwork created to raise awareness of human trafficking, modern-day slavery.
To learn more about Molly Gochman’s Red Sand Project, please visit redsandproject.org.