"The border zone is a human construct that in some ways doesn't really exist," said Minna Rainio, a Finnish filmmaker who is a visiting professor of photography at the University of Minnesota. "You can stand three feet on either side of it and nothing really changes. But it is a powerful, arbitrary line in the landscape and people live very different lives on either side of it."
Mary Abbe wrote about the exhibition almos(t)here, curated by Minna Rainio and featuring the installation Borderlands, in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in January 2010.
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