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ABOUT THIS PROJECT
As of July 2021, nearly 18,000 people in Arizona have died of COVID-19. They were people with family and friends, children and pets—people who mentored others and changed lives. Now, they are gone and all of their belongings and memories are left with the people involved in their lives.
Remarkable Presence is an immersive art installation and AR experience by artist Jen Urso featuring small, paper suitcases that represent each COVID death in Arizona. These suitcases will be distributed throughout the community in events of collective grieving. This website serves as a hub of information, a way to experience the work virtually and a point of contact for community members to request suitcases and make a donation to two worthy organizations.