| 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)

 

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 On view from  October 5 - December 14, 2018  (Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art)  "In light of vigorous local and national dialogues about immigration,  Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways  seeks to make connections among local communities and to illuminate the experiences and materialities of displacement, exile, and mobility. Through its focus on pathways linking memory, movement, the loss of home, and the invention of a new one, the exhibition opens an inclusive critique of stereotypes about migrants and migration. The works enable viewers and participants to interrogate how structural inequalities and inequities influence our daily interactions and experiences of mobility."

On view from October 5 - December 14, 2018 (Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art)

"In light of vigorous local and national dialogues about immigration, Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways seeks to make connections among local communities and to illuminate the experiences and materialities of displacement, exile, and mobility. Through its focus on pathways linking memory, movement, the loss of home, and the invention of a new one, the exhibition opens an inclusive critique of stereotypes about migrants and migration. The works enable viewers and participants to interrogate how structural inequalities and inequities influence our daily interactions and experiences of mobility."

SPECIAL THANKS

Maine College of Art

Institute of Contemporary Art

Catherine Besteman

Julie Poitras Santos

Erin Hutton

Nikki Rayburn

Mano en Mano

New Roots Cooperative Farm

Omar Hassan

Allen’s Blueberries

Kim Allen

Nathan Mason

Jorge A. Acero

Wyman's of Maine

Vazquez Mexican Take-out

Ian Yaffe

Juana Rodriguez

Hope's Edge Farm

Amanda LaBelle

CREATOR

Daniel Quintanilla

 

COLLABORATORS

Shuab Ahmed Mahat

Hilowle Aden

 

VR POWERED BY YARN CORPORATION 

Sam Mateosian

Seth W. Klein

Nick Hall

Ian Squiers