The Girls Are Home

Char Stiles, Alicia Iott (2016)

The Girls are Home was created by Char StilesAlicia Iott. It combines VR with a traditional age-old toy, the dollhouse. The dollhouse was modeled from memory of Alicia’s childhood home. Inside it, an observer can peer through pairs of windows to see a snippet of our unscripted daily life. The windows are lenses into a 3D recorded scene being played back on mobile phones within the house. Stereoscopic footage is displayed behind the windows.



The viewer is placed into the story and given a role (as a giant, voyeuristic intruder) in this non-linear immersive storytelling device. By addressing the chasm that exists between cutting edge technology, material culture, and the domestic, plain-Jane realm, The Girls are Home works to bridge that gap.

This piece was exhibited at WEIRD REALITY (an Art and Code symposium) at Carnegie Mellon University.

Made possible with support from the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier.