NEW YORK | 2019–2020
Christoffer Horlitz, Ayodamola Okunseinde, and Ella Hillström, independent artists in their own rights, are teaming up as the artist collective Anti-Customs Enforcement (ACE) to create Digital Borders. Christoffer Horlitz is a researcher and curator working on security, migration and digital politics. Since 2012 he has been the artistic director of Fuchsbau Art and Politics Festival in Germany. Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde (ayo) is a Nigerian-American artist, designer, and time-traveler living and working in New York. He holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design in New York where he is currently a faculty member. Ella Hillström researches and writes on care and embodied sensibilities. She is currently a part-time faculty member at Parsons School of Design and holds movement research workshops at the New School.
Digital Borders is a multi-locational physical and digital interactive project that explores the notion of borders and the artist's right to roam. Examining the impact arising from digitized borders, an interactive installation will consist of a series of screens in participating cities that will sense and react physically, visually, and sonically to touch. Once installed, Digital Borders will serve as a space for dialogue on issues of digitized borders. Small panel discussions and salons will allow an audience further interaction and the ability to add their voices to the Digital Borders Manifesto.