Play and Fortune


Presentation Title:

  • Play and Fortune




  • In his presentation Michael Filimowicz presented the art work Stepping on the Light. Stepping on the Light explores two extremes of video display scales, that of pocket video and large scale projection. The protagonist of this video is modeled on the notion of an avatar in a virtual space, only this avatar is wandering ‘real space’ (downtown Chicago) in a semi-virtual environment (video footage). The approach of the protagonist in Stepping on the Light is to highlight the embodied and pleasurable aspects of navigation. The noise in the imagery, an effect of the technology of portable image capture, is reproduced in the soundtrack, which marries noise and video game soundscapes.