Oct. 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am – Dec. 31, 2020 @ 11:59 pm
A tribute to Latinx/a/o deaths due to COVID-19, on our museum wall facing 5th St, Christin Apodaca traveled from El Paso to Austin to create the mural for Mexic-Arte’s annual ELA exhibition.
It features a crying woman wearing traditional Catrina makeup, surrounded by marigolds—the most recognizable flower associated with the Day of the Dead holiday—skulls, and a monarch butterfly. Monarch butterflies are believed to hold the spirits of the departed.
Augment El Paso
Augment El Paso, led by David Figueroa, is a collaboration between digital and traditional artists, and passionate individuals who wish to enhance the El Paso Del Norte region and beyond, through our unique art, showcases, educational workshops, and service. Our community holds a special place in our hearts, and we love working with local artists! We realize that by working together, we can accomplish something truly amazing.
How it works:
Using the Augment El Paso App, the viewer scans enhanced artwork with their smartphone or tablet device, and 3D graphics begin to populate the display screen. The AEP App uses tracking data within the artwork to tether the 3D graphics directly to the image, causing it to remain in a fixed position, while allowing the user to view and interact with the media from different angles and perspectives. The viewer then has the ability to interact with the digital content and activate animations with the 3D models, audio and video, and can also be directed to external for additional information or content related to the artwork being augmented.
Download the free El Paso Augmented app to see the full story of Apocada’s “Tu Dolor es Nuestro Dolor.”