Experience 13th Floor DAir V1: Video Games by Artists
DAir V1: Video Games by Artists
A free playable exhibition of six new video games by Canadian artists.
About the Exhibition
Curated by Cat Bluemke & Jonathan Carroll
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is proud to present an online, playable exhibition of new work produced during the gallery’s first Digital Artist in Residence program held in the Summer of 2020. DAiR v1: Video Games by Artists explores the conceptual, creative, and narrative boundaries of video game design to explore its potential as an artistic medium. Each work investigates an aspect of our contemporary moment, making inquiries into the subjects of care, control, mental health, isolation, and shared crisis. All artworks are playable online—in their original, intended format—with a standard desktop or laptop computer.
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A meditative interactive audio-visual experience about care.
A game inspired by the artist’s personal experiences with Bipolar Disorder.
Crappy Home Designer
A play on popular game mechanics reveals their underlying ideology.
The Sky is Falling
This chicken discovers there is more than one way to confront an existential crisis.
Drift across the expanse as a plastic shopping bag.
Line of Sight
Take a walk through the artist’s memories.