In collaboration with Alicia Iott, The Girls are Home combines VR with a traditional age-old toy, the dollhouse. Inside the dollhouse, an observer can peer through pairs of windows, to see a snippet of our unscripted daily life. By addressing the chasm that exists between cutting edge technology, material culture, and the domestic, plain-Jane realm, The Girls are Home works to bridge that gap.
The Girls are Home was exhibited at Art && Code: Weird Reality Symposium at the Ace Hotel, Pittsburgh PA October 6-9th 2016
This would have not been possible without the support from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier grant, an endowment founded to encourage the creation of innovative artworks by the faculty, students and staff of Carnegie Mellon University.
This piece was also supported by The Henry Armero Memorial Award for Inclusive Creativity, The Girls are Home was exhibited in the the winners show at the Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh PA September 30th 2016. This grant is in memorial of a passed BCSA student, Henry Armero, who had a bright mind and was astutely multifaceted and interdisciplinary. The Armero Family has established the Henry Armero Memorial Award Fund to honor and further Henry’s creative ideals.