22 11.517 N, 73 34.328 W (Neither Here Nor There)
Google Earth intervention, digital C print, postcards
In 2011 I traveled by plane, and boat to the coordinates
22 11.517 N, 73 34.328 W which mark the halfway point between the United States and Puerto Rico to document the site through photography.
The halfway point lies in the Bahamas, 28 miles off the southwestern coast of the Bahamian island named Mayaguana.
Acting as an allegory, the halfway point is a symbol for Puerto Rico's current political status as an unincorporated territory of the United States, as well as my own multi-cultural experience. In 2012 the people of Puerto Rico began a two-step process of voting to become independent, achieve Statehood, or remain a Commonwealth.
Using the virtual globe software Google Earth, I planted the image and coordinates into the Google Earth software, effectively putting the halfway point on the map, making it a "real" place the public can visit in Google Earth.
Additionally, postcards from the halfway point are distributed freely.
Photographic documentation from the halfway point between the United States and Puerto Rico inserted into Google Earth software.
Postcards from 22 11.517 N, 73 34.328 W are freely distributed to the public.