Albert Williams tries to hit a ball over the Wall

Albert Williams tries to hit a ball over the Wall during Joel Tauber's 40-day pilgrimage along the U.S. - Mexico border

It was beautiful walking with Albert Williams—twice, on two separate days!—during my pilgrimage along the U.S.-Mexico border. And it was absolutely amazing seeing him hit a ball over the Wall!

Well… to be more precise… Albert hit a ball over a metal fence in front of the Border Wall (and in front of a pretty substantial buffer zone). But still, it was awesome! Somehow, it made it feel like the Border Wall had lost some of its power. And that filled me with relief.

Albert’s majestic baseball feat will be shown in the installation version of Border-Ball, which premieres at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena, CA, USA) March 10 – June 7, 2022.

Albert appears in the movie version of Border-Ball as well, which is screening online Dec 23-30 (all day each day) at the Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival and—with The Sharing Project—Dec 26 at the Bettiah International Film Festival at the Arcade Business College in Patna, India.

Author: Joel Tauber

Activist. Artist. Filmmaker. Wake Forest University Associate Professor.

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