Professor of Art Véronique Plesch was invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the Colóquio Internacional: Escrita, som e imagem/VI Jornada Intermídia (International Conference Word, Sound, Image/6th Intermedia Conference), that took place May 9-13, 2017 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her lecture, “The Wall and the Skin: Writing and Rewriting on a Border Zone,” draws upon her research and teaching on graffiti and tattooing.