The Paradise of CyberPolis
a grey-scaled story and game-based art installation
by Asmita Duranjaya and Sable / snakeappletree
Official opening: 15th of March 2015 at 1pm SLT. Performance by DJ Ginniji.
Crash-landing on an urban planetary system ...
A researcher is slowly awaking from unconsciousness, starting to explore the environment of an ancient, abandoned cyber-city and to solve its mysteries. Seven letters need be found to experience the last surprising solution.
Become a part of the adventure created by Asmita Duranjaya and Sable / snakeappletree at LEA12.
This is written on the introductive poster inviting visitors to the recent art installation at LEA12. German artist Asmita Duranjaya and Welsh artist Sable (snakeappletree) have created a mysterious, inspiring world consisting of fractal structures (Asmita) applied on sculpties and hand-drawn textures on prims and mesh (Sable) as well using terraforming as a medium of artistic expression.
The background for this art installation becomes apparent by reading a book-hud (in German and in English) which is provided at the landing spot and can be worn in a corner of the monitor-screen. The story has features of an adventurous but also challenging science fiction game, because the reader has to find letters to open gates with the help of a holographic keyboard and to combine the letters to a final solution word. Step by step the player can explore the intention behind the cyber-scenery and become part of a futuristic environment as an initial point for a philosophical question:
What is behind the promises of a paradise?
In Asmita's and Sable's case the answer can be found in the surprising solution of the letter-puzzle and might be disappointing for some or compelling for others.
The installation is a work in progress, meaning it will change its details until the end of the AiR period. It has enough artistic potential to be explored and enjoyed also without following the game-based story.
The official opening will take place on 15th of March 2015 at 1pm SLT. DJ Ginniji will entertain the visitors with his pan-Asian-ambient-mix supporting the cyber atmosphere of this LEA sim in an ideal way. Cordial invitation!