Changing rooms v1.0: the prisoner

Scott, L and Magruder, M.T (2010) Changing rooms v1.0: the prisoner. In: Changing Rooms v1.0, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 23 November 2009 - 24 January 2010.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Scott, L and Magruder, M.T
Abstract: "Changing Room is an evolving artwork that considers the transitory nature of shared, virtual and mixed-reality environments and the creative potential of working within these liminal spaces. Blending the shared virtual environment of Second Life with the shared physical environment of Eastside Projects, the artwork facilitates the realisation, curation and documentation of distinct – yet interrelated – art projects arising from a common pool of virtual and physical resources. Over a seven-week period, a series of resident artists will be invited to use the spaces and materials to realise works of their own conceptual and aesthetic design. Each project will last for a single week, after which, it will be documented in situ and then be handed over to a new artist for repurposing" (Michael Takeo Magruder). 'The Prisoner' is a playful take on Magruder's brief that illuminates the 'lock-in' nature of Second Life. Where most collaborators allowed free access to their prim installation as a shared space, Scott lured visitors into an impossible maze that had no beginning nor end. Participants scrambled to find an exit while being bombarded by soundbites from the cult TV show, The Prisoner. Scripting loopholes were exploited to ensure that the only way to escape this prison was the restart Second Life.
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Date: 18 January 2010
Event Location: Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Keywords: Second Life, The Prisoner, Changing Room v1.0, Magruder, Eastside Projects, Virtual World.
Divisions: Bath School of Design
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 16:28
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2022 15:07
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