Inside Out

Augmented Reality by Sharon Switzer
(Sculpture: Composite House for Terre Haute by Lauren Ewing)

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Lauren Ewing‘s archetypal Composite House references working-class domesticity and the history of the area, while eschewing specificity. Its placement within an urban park brought to mind the dichotomy of private and public space. With Inside Out, I wanted to add a layer to the experience of viewing this sculpture that references specific contemporary realities such as homelessness, while also making a connection to the interior domestic life of this architectural form. The figure, clouds and rain are all presented as partially unformed, which lends a story-like contrast to the real life that grounds this AR experience. 

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Sharon Switzer (Canadian, b. 1966) is an artist, educator, curator and arts administrator with a focus on digital media art and public space. Her interests revolve around invisibility and story. She is represented by Corkin Gallery in Toronto and her work has been exhibited in Canada and the U.S. since the early 1990s including being showcased at international art fairs. After spending most of her life in Toronto, she now resides in the woods near North Bay, Ontario.

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