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A Home(maker) page

By Rhizome

Jeannie Finlay's site "Home Maker," created this year, takes online visitors into the homes of four housebound older people, aged between 64-100 years, in South Derbyshire, UK. The artist spent hours getting to know them and transformed video portraits of her subjects and their domestic environments into an online environment that site visitors can explore. Personal narratives and histories unfold as users discover embedded short video documentaries in the environments. Finley had used Quick Time VR in commercial work before working on this project, and decided to apply it as a tool for creating dynamic portraits. The result is a moving tour of the lives of four regular elderly people, as rich as a long visit to one of their homes.

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