Walk in the Sun-Baked Shoes of an Immigrant Crossing the Arizona-Mexico Border

Walk in the Sun-Baked Shoes of an Immigrant Crossing the Arizona-Mexico Border

Virtual Borders Arizona, featuring three on-site installations in the Arizona desert, is meant to make the viewer experience the terror of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border

Teo Armus
  • 21 july 2015

The creators of Virtual Borders Arizona believe that political frontiers are just as virtual as the technology used in their project.

Created by Lithuanian-born curator Gabija Grusaite and Australian street artist Mr Toll, the project uses a virtual reality headset to transport the viewer to view three installations in the Arizona desert: a fried egg, a melting globe, and the “human trap,” a contraption made of chains and spikes.

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