Business Manilla Envelope, Digital Electronic Format, 2006
In this conceptual and cartographic piece I set out to think of the gesture of mapping an urban landscape as a diagnostic act. With a sense of irony towards the curator’s medical gaze and cannibalistic form of care I perform here the role of an imaginary gynecologist diagnosing her patient named Tijuana. Mediated through the materiality of an ultrasound of my own uterus—a gendered and highly contested scientific technology that monitors foetal growth and developmental
stages—my medical report is a provocative reading of the parent-child relationship between curators and artists in Tijuana and a critic of a new “localized” nationalism.