You are swimming here v.2

You are swimming here is an augmented reality experience that guides audiences on an independent and interactive wayfinding mission through a designated public space. Within an urban environment, it considers climate change and human impact on the natural world, inviting audiences to privately reflect within a public sphere. In You are swimming here, real and virtual worlds intersect in a playful and tender provocation to slow down. 
*The You are swimming here app is recommended for the iPhone XR or later. 
Downloading is recommended before visiting site. [link coming soon]
You are swimming here is an adelheid partnership between Luke Garwood (lead developer) and Heidi Strauss with Driftnote, Jeremy Mimnagh, Clarke Blair, Yiming Cai, Jasmine Liaw, Rumi Jeraj and contributing collaborators Jasmine Au, Kris Boyd, Marie LeBlanc Flanagan, Immony Men, David Mesiha, Rachel Penny, and Sagan Yee.

Dates and Times: June 6-16, best experienced wearing headphones and when the park is less populated.
Meet the artists: Jun 9 and 16 @ 1pm.
Location: David Pecaut Square south entrance (off Wellington). 
Special thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, The Clutch/Digtial Storytelling lab, and Harbourfront Centre for supporting the pilot version. 
You are swimming here v.1
You are swimming here invites you to encounter recent and distant histories of a particular place, and consider the impact of human presence relative to natural, industrial and technological environments.   In You are swimming here, you decide where to spend time, how to explore, what direction to take, and for how long. 
A collaboration with Luke Garwood, You are swimming here is a site responsive installation.  Using geolocative and target-based Augmented Reality (AR), it is an extension of the performance work LOT X, which was presented as part of a co-presentation between Harbourfront's TORQUE and DanceWorks' Mainstage seasons in June 2019.  You are swimming here is experienced outdoors on the East Campus of Harbourfront Centre. 
September 24 - October 25
Dawn to Dusk
digital designer + developer Luke Garwood  -
choreography + direction Heidi Strauss
video + sound design Jeremy Mimnagh
artistic producer Rachel Penny 
original LOT X wall Digital Design Jacob Niedzwiecki 
performers  Nimikii Couchie, Alana Elmer, Anna Finkel, Luke Garwood, Lukas Malkowski, Pulga Muchochoma, Naishi Wang
Special thanks to Harbourfront Centre, Nathalie Bonjour and Tyler Shaw, Cohort, Amanda Baker, and the beta testing team. 
Minimum requirements: iPhone 7 and Android 9.
Recommended: iPhone 10 or 11 and Android 11.
The LOT X performance included an outdoor AR installation in an area connected to the performance site.  Oversized bodies of the dancers underscored the impact human activity has had on the natural landscape over time, and draw attention to man-made architecture on a historically significant area of Toronto's waterfront.  
Created with Jeremy Mimnagh (film), Jacob Niedzwiecki (digital technologist), Heidi Strauss and dancers Nimikii Couchie, Alana Elmer, Luke Garwood, Lukas Malkowski, Pulga Muchochoma and Naishi Wang with support from Harbourfront Centre and the New Chapter Program.  
LOT^X AR is a project that became foundational in the development of Niedzwiecki's Cohort .
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