| AT THE PERIPHERY | will be featured at the upcoming exhibition Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways. This virtual experience explores the often paradoxical idea of "visibility" as it relates to the immigrant experience. In this virtual journey, one is transported to spaces occupied temporarily or permanently by immigrant communities in Maine: a seasonal blueberry camp, a community farm organized by refugees, a takeout restaurant.
Upon putting on a headset and looking around, the viewer notices that there are no humans pictured in these spaces. | AT THE PERIPHERY | of the headset, "human suggestions" briefly appear, but when the viewer turns to focus on them, they vanish. Through the use of ambisonic 360 audio, a soundscape fills in the gaps of a human presence in each location.
| AT THE PERIPHERY | is created by Daniel Quintanilla (A Shared Space), VR powered by Sam Mateosian, Seth W. Klein, Nick Hall and Ian Squiers (Yarn Corporation) and on-location production by Shuab Ahmed Mahat & Hilowle Aden (UnitedYES)