Anna Watzinger, Ruth Zimmermann: DEEP SCREEN_von Prinzessinen, Perlzwiebeln und Panik
Anna Watzinger, Ruth Zimmermann
DEEP SCREEN_von Prinzessinen, Perlzwiebeln und Panik
Exhibition duration: 19.01. – 02.02.2021
Finissage: 02.02.2021, 18:00
Opening hours from 25.01.2021: Thu – Sun, 15:00 – 19:00
at Mz*Baltazar’s Laboratory, Jägerstraße 52-54, 1200 Vienna, Austria
Please note that access and opening hours may be affected by prevailing COVID regulations.
CLOSE TO HOME
Interactive video embedded in video game mechanics / installation, 2021
Monitor / PC, carpet, armchair, coffee table; game: WIN / MAC version to download
CLOSE TO HOME is an interactive experimental video work, whose handling and interaction are inspired by full motion video (FMV) games of the 1990s.
Gamers play a character who lives isolated from the outside world, trapped in his apartment. Using the point-and-click mechanics, they can navigate through the apartment, activate different videos, and search for objects, which should remind the character that there’s still life out there.
The objective of the game is to motivate her/him to go outside again and participate in public life. If one fails, the character continues to mentally deteriorate, and the apartment metaphorically with her/him.
image credits: Anna Watzinger and Ruth Zimmermann