Anthony Marchetti

projects > Occidente Nuevo


This 'new west' project documents results of the cross-border transmigration of building materials and even small suburban homes from San Diego to Tijuana. Although located only 20 miles apart, few cities could be more different from each other. San Diego calls itself “America’s finest city,” boasting some of the wealthiest subdivisions in the country, while Tijuana is viewed as decadent, transient and very poor. Yet in a demonstration that one city's trash is another's treasure, Tijuana receives and recycles San Diego’s abandoned structures, re-using and reconstructing materials into buildings that offer new opportunities for living and working.

(in-progress)

Slab, 7km
Archival Inkjet Print
19x24 inches
2010
Transported Home, 400m
Archival Inkjet Print
19x24 inches
2010
Transported Home, 1km
Archival Inkjet Print
32x40 inches
2010
US/Mexico Border, East Terminus, 0km
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
Transported Home, 5km
Archival Inkjet Print
2010
Transported Motel, 800m
Archival Inkjet Print
2010
Transported Home, 8km
Archival Inkjet Print
19x24 inches
2010
US/Mexico Border #1, 0km
Archival Inkjet Print
2010
House Awaiting Transport #1, US, 100m
Archival Inkjet Print
25x32 inches
2011
House Awaiting Transport #2, US, 100m
Archival Inkjet Print
25x32 inches
2011
US/Mexico Border #2, 0km
Pigmented Ink Print
2011
Abandoned Transported House #1, 12km
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
Transported Home, 1km
Archival Inkjet Print
2010
Transported Home, 18km
Archival Inkjet Print
19x24 inches
2012
Raised Transported Home, 600m
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
US/Mexico Border #3, 0km
Archival Inkjet Print
2012
Raised Transported Home, 16km
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
Raised Transported Home, 14km
Archival Inkjet Print
2012
Transported Home, 21km
Archival Inkjet Print
2011
US/Mexico Border, West Terminus, 0km
Archival Inkjet Print
2013