Close isn't Home, 2020
Multimedia website with interactive game
Maryland Institute College of Art
This is a collaborative digital art platform created to dissect cross-culturalism, generational heritage, and identity. The website depicts transcendental environments, embodying digital intangibility in relation to physical space and nostalgia. The scene within Close isn’t Home represents a hybridized space of both artists’ grandparents’ homes. The creation of the grandparents’ home through digital means represents a sought connection with home spaces; spaces of foundational cultural identity and sense of homeland origin. The scene itself represents the cultural multiplicities of being generational American, referring to nostalgias of American culture as well. The artists emphasize upon the digital empathy and community by inviting others to a responsive forum. The artists’ friends and family, with similar narratives, were invited to respond to selected objects and anecdotes from the scene.