Bird’s Eye View Of The 1,954 Mile US-Mexico Border


(via) With the 2016 US Presidential Election race tightening (thanks Comey, you jerk) we found this video especially poignant. Best Of Luck With The Wall is a Josh Begley production that stitches together some 200,000 satellite images to put into perspective the utter ridiculousness of Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall on the US border with Mexico (a total of 1,954 miles). There’s a fascinating companion interview with Begley here

I think that there’s a way in which with the rise of the Donald that space is not even geography anymore. That space has been reduced to metaphor, so the simplicity of the gesture is about insisting on that geography and simply looking at this vast landscape that gets reduced to this sound bite about building a wall. And if you think about a wall, a wall is just a border brought into 3D relief. So tracing that entire space, as a viewer, allowed me to think in a little more detail about what that actually means.

…but for now just press play and wish you could cast a vote yourself. Crossed fingers. Nine days to go…

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