“NYS’ DOOR” by Tabitha Swanson is a portal to Nys’ world. Nys is a character that Swanson discovered inside herself during the pandemic, one that gave her energy and strength. When doors to Nys’ realm appear, they are looking at you as much as you are looking at them. Her realm is the “in-between,” a space that grants the ability to find magic. The door is inscribed with spells and mantras, such as “Those who seek shall find.“Will you enter Nys' realm? (y/n)
Tabitha Swanson appears as a specimen of an online race. A multi-disciplinary designer and creative technologist using 3D rendering, AR face filters, and sometimes synthetic makeup on her own body, she offers a vision of a migrant from a virtual world.