Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado

  • Visual Arts
  • El Paso, TX
Appropriated Boundaries

Appropriated Boundaries is a community-informed mural project which will be digitally augmented between El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juarez, MX. Viewers and passerby will encounter informational data, sound bites and video addressing the failure of the immigration system and the perpetuation of social injustice along the border. With the aid of augmented technology, the mural will allow any viewer to see patterns of migration, the entrapment of systems that are deeply rooted in the political systems reigning over the Americas, the plight of asylum seekers and the voices of U.S.-exiled community members in Juarez. In partnership with community members and immigration advocate organizations, the mural invokes the ability for border communities to see inside themselves to create change.