A collaboration between artists Anna Landa and Joel Ogden, Swingscape was first exhibited at Adobe's 'Festival of the Impossible' in 2018.
Every child has tirelessly pumped her legs on a swing in the hopes of flying right over the frame. Drawing on this collective fantasy, Swingscape enables the impossible by suspending a viewer from a swing in the physical world, while allowing her to soar through the virtual. Having marveled at the eagerness of the human brain to suspend disbelief in response to a virtual experience presented only visually, our project goes one step further by combining the physical with the virtual to experiment with an even more complex form of engagement. As technology improves and we continue to blur the line between the virtual worlds and our everyday lives, our very perception of reality may come into question.