"Now showing in the annual Grand Rapids competition, the piece consists of about 1,000 backpacks that were left by immigrants trying to cross the United States border in the Sonoran Desert, which Mexico shares with Arizona and California. The wall of discarded bags is augmented by a video projection upon the floor and audio testimony from researchers who recovered the artifacts.  The collaboration between an Ann Arbor artist, a University of Michigan researcher and a New York photographer is one of about 50 works in ArtPrize by artists in Detroit and its suburbs."

http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/arts/2015/09/25/artprize-michigan-detroit-artists-state-of-exception/72799994/