Two Texas sisters fled to the metaverse at the onset of the pandemic, creating The Enclave, a cyber-haven for ‘like-minded women’. Years later, the suburb is on the verge of bankruptcy, and owner Moni Calvioni is crowdfunding to save her digital utopia. With no awareness of online culture, she and her sister Blair turn to Twitch and Reddit to pitch their idealized vision only to fall prey to a slew of internet trolls. The rapidly encroaching digital mountainscape only further unravels the delusion of The Enclave’s pursuit for the white, suburban ideal and exposes the baggage we bring to online spaces if we don't fix our very real IRL problems.
(12 min) 2023
In collaboration with Brenna Palughi
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