14 October 2011

Void Gaze by Jeremiah Johnson

VOID GAZE is an interactive text experience with an accompanying series of computer drawings by Jeremiah Johnson. In the style of early text adventure games, the player uses words to interact with the gameworld by entering them at a command prompt.
Themes related to vision and sight run throughout the work, including references to 19th century physicist Joseph Plateau, who went blind as a result of staring into the sun. As the player makes their way through six different locations (A,Γ,Δ,Θ,Σ,Ω), several new computer drawings are revealed, rewarding certain actions or solutions to puzzles. See more;

VOID GAZE is a commissioned project by Parallelograms, an online publication and multi-artist project exploring the relationship between images and interpretation.

Love these animated GIFs, which are the visual part of this project, as you can see they don't show the real resolution here because I resized them a little bit, to see they right, just play VOID GAZE, you will find these ones and more.

About Jeremiah Johnson:
Jeremiah Johnson is also well known as Nullsleep, a computer musician and artist whose work embraces the politics of appropriation, destructive processes, glitches, and the tension between order & chaos. He is currently a resident researcher at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, founder of the 8bitpeoples low-tech art collective, contributing member of the Computers Club Drawing Society, and co-curator of the ongoing Blip Festival event series.