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    Swing Space

    by Jillian Mayer

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Jillian Mayer

American, born 1984

Swing Space

Performance and installation: video
projection, swings, 2013

Originally commissioned
by Locust Projects with support from the Harpo
Foundation

A meeting of the virtual and the physical world, Swing Space
creates a blissful immersive experience that approaches the
sublime. The skies in Swing Space are digitally enhanced
to contribute to the sense of a mediated reality that is
authentically enjoyable on various sensory levels.

Mayer says of the experience, “You’ve kind of reduced
yourself to this childlike state where you’re just enjoying it,
and there’s no more issues with it anymore. You’re satisfied
with the artificial quality of the beautiful sky.”