For the project ‘La puerta de las Californias’ a large door of 6,8 meters height was constructed and transported on a truck across the Border from Tijuana to San Diego. The door is a mistranslated object — it was constructed using the Mexican metric system of measurement instead of the American imperial system. The plan for construction was given in inches and feet, however, in a moment exemplifying the possibilities of mistranslation, materials were measured in centimetres and meters, resulting in a door that is a giant 6,8 meter door instead of the standard 6.8 feet. The gigantic door produced by this misinterpretation was brought across the Mexico/US border and went through official customs policies and processes. The process of the crossing was filmed and the documentation is presented in a video installation at nGbK. Next to the videos, a new mistranslated object-door is exhibited, this time reversing the process and creating a miniature door by using the American imperial system instead of the international metric system. A small door of 2.1 feet height was created instead of the standard metric door of 2.1 meters.