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Infrare was shown as part of the 2020 Art Shanty Projects. It allowed participants to search for hidden information, which was right there in front of them but which they could not see without sensory augmentation.

Volunteer artists created shapes and information inside the shanty in heated clay, pressed to the inside of the plexiglass walls. Participants could not see these patterns with the naked eye, but they were visible through infrared cameras.

What patterns are we missing all around us, due to the limitations of our senses? What lessons can we take from that? And how can this be a metaphor for other experiences? What are we assuming we can see, because it’s right there in front of us, but is just outside of our metaphorical range of sensation?