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Katie Hargrave / Founding Boundaries

Along the DC/Virginia border, just over the Potomac River, you might have run across fake stone monuments in October 2012. These new Boundary Stone re-members and re-marks the original Boundary Stones that demarcated the initial borders of the city, prior to retrocession of Virginia’s portion of the District in 1847. At the same time, if you were wandering the former border in Virginia, you might have come across signage mimicing political yardsigns that speak to the history of power between DC and VA.

The project investigates the languages of memorial, territory, and politics embedded in the District’s founding.

Many thanks to Provisions Library in DC for the support while I was in residence in October 2012.

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