Rachel Frank: Thresholds

Rachel Frank’s Thresholds takes its name from her featured video, made while in residence at MOCA Tucson and filmed within the fragmented current habitats of the Sonoran Pronghorn in Arizona. The video considers the establishment of wildlife corridors, passageways that allow for the movement of animal species between habitats separated by manmade development. Frank uses the wildlife corridor as a synecdoche for issues impacting the ecosystems of the southern Arizona Sonoran Desert’s borderlands: wildlife fragmentation; migration; borders; climate change; droughts; and the changing uses of the desert.