Beginning in 2008 I traveled from my home in the South Bronx to my birthplace in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic in order to trace and confirm any roots that I may possibly have to the neighboring Republic of Haiti. My journey includes visits to Moca and Guayubín where I reconnect with some of my maternal and paternal family members. Borderless is a private action, formatted as a bi-national public intervention that seeks to shed light on the often strained dynamics between the inhabitants of two nations living side-by-side, sharing the same Caribbean island.
Borderless is presented with support from Art Matters, Printed Matter, The Bronx Council on the Arts, Puffin Foundation and is also supported in part by the Ford Foundation, JP Morgan Chase and Southwest Airlines through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts.
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To read an interview on Borderless conducted by Linda Mary Montano: http://www.lindamontano.com/livemediafeeds/blog/83-interview-between-linda-mary-montano-and-nicolas-dumit-estevez-january-2010.html
[Nicolas visiting the graves of his departed family members in Guayubín, Dominican Republic]
Photo: Sol Aramendi
© 2008 Nicolas Dumit Estevez
Additional Websites: http://www.utsnyc.edu/likebrothersandsisters, http://www.bronxarts.org/documents/031110HalfandHalfpr_000.pdf