Thursday, 25 March 2010
Troy Innocent 2009/2010
lasercut paper, wood and acrylic; chalk, discourse and generative system; site-specific installation, photography and online media
A game of Lexicon generated via a crossmedia ecology.
A diplomatic envoy from the Micronation of Ludea invites visitors to construct their own icons and tag the environment around them. Players then document their experience online at ludea.net thereby contributing to the formation of an alternate reality.
A citizen of Ludea is situated simultaneously in the Micronation of Ludea and Melbourne and invites visitors to play with systems of human-computer expression to cultivate a crossmedia ecology. Players are invited to collaborate with the Ludean citizen in remapping urban space via a constructed language and its relationship to a fictional world. Meaning is negotiated by glitches; the shifts in perspective generated by the idiosyncratic nature of each collaborators individual reality.
This project inspires participation and play with the urban environment itself by shifting its meaning through remediation. It manifests a view of urban spaces are negotiable, reconfigurable, mutable; they are fields of play. Rather than destroy, rebuild and reconstruct via ‘hard’ processes it manifests ‘soft’ media processes that play with reality.
It is situated in the emerging world of Ludea—a micronation where language and culture are generated via play. Cultures, languages, and ways of being may be invented within game worlds. Ludea is a world in which three tribes subscribing to conflicting ideologies define their territories along lines of communication.
Urban spaces are negotiable, reconfigurable, mutable; they are fields of play. The activity of play crosses over into many domains and its language permeates our activities across the domains of work, business, social activities and recreation. Perspective Glitch invites you into the Micronation of Ludea to play with the urban spaces all around you. Play with reality!