Interactive border wall mural tells stories of deported
By ELLIOT SPAGAT
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - A new mural on the Mexican side of a border wall shows faces of people deported from the U.S. with barcodes that activate first-person narratives on visitors' phones.
Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana conceived the interactive mural in Tijuana as part of a doctoral dissertation at the University of California, Davis. There are two mothers whose children stayed in the U.S. under a program to shield people who came when they were very young.
Her project blends Mexico's rich history of muralists with what can loosely be called interactive or performance art on the border.
At the same Tijuana beach during an art festival in 2005, David Smith Jr. flashed his passport, lowered himself into a barrel and was shot over the wall, landing on a net in the U.S.
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