2019 | USA | Documentary,Short

You Play Here

  • English, Mandarin, Cantonese English 17 mins
  • Director | Inés Vogelfang
  • Writer | Inés Vogelfang
  • Producer | Nan Zhang

This film is currently not available.   

You Play Here is a hybrid project exploring the themes of community, migration, and public space. Concerned with concepts related to migration, I created You Play Here in order to fully explore one question: does playing a sport in a public space work to create community and camaraderie amongst immigrant groups?

The project features an installation composed of an analogue map, made interactive with the use of an Augmented Reality (AR) application. This customized map displays New York City’s public spaces where two different immigrant communities gather to collectively play a sport. The interactive aspect of the project features miniature models of these public spaces, and documentary videos that appear on a tablet while navigating the map through the help of an Augmented Reality application. The videos showcase two groups of immigrants in the United States, highlighting their recreational activities, and the ways in which these activities connect to their immigration status. 

installation interactive games public space migration