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Harton Moor (2022)

Exploring ideas of home through language, culture and vernacular architecture, Erin Dickson’s practice softens deliberately provocative subject matter including British class systems, AI bias, intimacy, and isolation.

Harton Moor (2022) is an animated guided tour of a 1970’s council estate in South Shields, presented as an idealised architectural model set against the personal narrative of a child resident, Jessica. The 1:1 representation of the streets and houses of Harton Moor is rendered in uncanny detail within a colourless, translucent world without the marks of human interaction. A pristine virtual flyover of the site is interrupted by the messy realities described by Jessica, revealing the complex relationships on her street. Offering elements of truth and fiction, Harton Moor exposes the friction between the perspectives of the imagined architect and actual resident, where reality sits somewhere in between.

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