Blog of Lilyan Kris

Site Unseen Final Website

Site Unseen is a website exploring the borderland surveillance industrial complex. The project examines the use of infrared technology and thermal cameras at the US-Mexico border. By visualizing thermal images of hands holding items found at the border, Site Unseen contrasts the intimacy (warmth) of the items migrants hold dear, with the indifference (cold) of the way the U.S. treats migrants’ bodies, livelihood, and humanity.

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