Hostile Terrain 94 is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of 3,400 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation will simultaneously take place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally in 2020.
INSTALLATION DATES: September 17 & 18 from 8 am to 5 pm, Cypress College Theater Lobby
EXHIBIT OPENING CEREMONY: September 19 at 6 pm, Cypress College
EXHIBIT UNVEILING: September 19 at 6:30 pm, Cypress College Theater Lobby with special presentation by Jason De Leon.
CALL FOR STUDENT, FACULTY and COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS
"Hostile Terrain" Installation
SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 2019
TIME OPEN: 8 am - 5 pm (30 minute time slots for each group of 30 individuals)
LOCATION: CYPRESS COLLEGE THEATER LOBBY
We will be working from 8 am - 5 pm on September 17 & 18.
Tables will be set up in the lobby of the CYPRESS COLLEGE THEATER LOBBY.
Volunteers fill out tags under the guidance of Director Dr. Jason De León.
Sign-up by contacting Nicole Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk-ins welcome, although for a large group, a scheduled time slot is highly recommended.
Faculty, we will provide a receipt that your students attended.