Window #1, 2010-2015
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle photo pearl paper, mounted on sintra
25.5 x 34 in / 64.8 x 86.4 cm, unframed
is a photographic series from the artist’s Projection Monitor
, an ongoing documentation project of the virtual world Second Life. Each photograph from Windows
was taken inside a private island house in Second Life. Surrounded by a force field, the virtual island prevents uninvited avatars from “physically” entering. Instead, an avatar must use the in-world camera to navigate and explore.
As Ludy navigates these private homes, she uses her real world camera to photograph the virtual spaces displayed on her computer screen. The resulting images evoke uncanny elements of virtual domestic environments.