The zócalo has served as the symbolic center of Mexico City since Aztec times. Now at the heart of one of the largest cities on earth, hundreds of thousands of people walk across the huge plaza each week.
Also presented is Cochise County----an area just over the border----in the southern extreme of the state of Arizona, USA. The stark, depopulated landscape serves as a setting for countless illegal border crossings each year.
"Zócalo Cochise" is a short meditation on the author's twin environments: the thriving city near where he has made his home, and the deep desert where he was born.
Video by logan phillips, 2008
Additional Camera: Moisés Regla
Audio: "Como Yo Soy Tan Raro" Vargas Vil via Sonido Martines
"The Anta Project" Sound sculpture using the US border wall as a musical instrument. Glenn Weyant