First Person

2006

First Person is a digital art project commissioned in 2006 by Horsecross, Perth for the Threshold Artspace, at the Perth Theatre. The art project is an interactive installation, created using the Torque game engine. The game exists within a simple, white expanse, housing one building, based on the Perth Concert Hall (the project commissioners) mapped with line drawings of the real space. The only occupant of the monochrome digital world is a digital portrait of the artist, a distinctive figure clad in vibrant red, created with digital designer Kenny Lam. This portrait becomes a controllable game character that the audience uses to navigate around the digital world, negotiating the space in a games-like way, jumping, strafing, etc with discrete extensions to real human prowess.

First Person is part of the Threshold Artspace digital art collection and has been exhibited at Threshold Stage, Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Scotland (2006, 2011), at ‘XII Canarias Mediafest’ Centro Gran Canaria Espacio Digital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2006) and at The Art Gallery, Willamette University, Oregon, USA (2007).

http://www.bhood.co.uk/archive/firstperson/

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