Virtual Exploration in Cloth

XARTS Fund, Spring 2015-16

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Project Description

Ava Nicolai and Luisa Levine embark on a collaborative game, wherein Ava's sewn symbols appear as interactive objects that pull the viewer through a narrative. Employing the visual language of the medical, the piece invites users to explore and identify their own emotions and guide players through a quest for self-diagnosis that ultimately proves futile. Every question asked by the player leads to an exponential increase in questions and possible answers; there are no real solutions, only more enigmatic possibilities to consider. The game is disheartening, repeatedly examining the same questions and thought patterns, echoing the perplexing, frustrating patterns of the emotional self.

Team Members

photo of Luisa Levine
Luisa Levine ’16

photo of Ava Nicolai
Ava Nicolai ’16