As shown by Mark Skwarek & John Craig Freeman
The augmented reality work “Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos” @ Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) through the Vitrual Public Art Project or VPAP.
We captured a section of the US/ Mexico boarder where migrants passed away trying to enter the U.S. We have brought that 3d location into the gallery space with augmented reality. What we are showing at Esther Klein Gallery is a gods eye view of the projects MoMA installation. This project also exists in real world scale at the MoMA. Gallery goers are able to experience the location where the migrants passed while being in the MoMA court yard. The experience will be a scale first person perspective of the valley. If viewers walk the path through the virtual valley they will safely cross the MoMA court yard, walking around the pools of water and dodging trees and shrubbery. The work is a vivid reminder of the price paid for the U.S. way of life.