Border Memorial Field Test and Documentation

Fantastic AR (augmented reality) piece by John Craig Freeman! So much new media meeting so much intense human tragedy, this work is overwhelmingly powerful for me.

Thank you John!!

John Craig Freeman

On Tuesday, January 16th, after three days of driving from New England, I arrived in Benson Arizona, which put me on the shore of the Border Memorial database. I spent the next two days driving throughout southern Arizona documenting as many of the individual data points as possible. The work was sobering and intense, but the projects performed perfectly.

Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos, Screenshot, John Craig Freeman, Southern Arizona, 2012.

There was a dusting of snow in the mountains the night before, but it is already 50 degrees. So the conditions can be pretty extreme, more on video.

On the road to Ajo along Arizona Highway 86.

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Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos, Screenshot, John Craig Freeman, Southern Arizona, 2012.

Border fence near the Lukeville crossing in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

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