03 May 2013

Sheherazade: If you want to survive, tell a story

Just opened today and curated by Heidi Dahlsveen/Mimesis Monday is Sheherazade, with visual artworks by Giovanna Cerise, Cherry Manga, Capcat Ragu, Meilo Minotaur and sounds by Takio Ra. With the exception of the work Giovanna Cerise, the installation is on the ground; for Giovanna's section you'll need to teleport up—and to do that you'll need to locate a not-very-obvious pink stick located on the shoreline.

The artists were invited to develop content inspired by the situation of Sheherazade in One Thousand and One Nights, having to weave a story each evening to save her own life. I found Takio Ra's soundscape difficult to hear, and in fact I didn't realize there was anything there at first, so turn your volume up (maybe I just tend to keep my volume way down!). Sounds are triggered by encounters with objects—there is no media stream—and are also available as stand-alone files. You'll discover three free and quite delightful avatars available in the tented area near the landing point: Sheherazade, Shahryar (the king's avatar), and Birds (my favorite).

3 comments:

  1. :)
    To really hear the sound, the best would be to turn of the music stream for a while.
    They are all inside the tent.
    CapCat

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  2. You're welcome, Heidi, and thanks for your work to make this happen.

    Thanks, CapCat ... I don't think I recall that there was a music stream at all, but it's good to know all the sound events are in the tent. :)

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