Second Order Reality is a project that envisions the construction of a work of art under the form of a video game inspired by the text La Tentation de Saint Antoine by Gustave Flaubert, which describes the repeated hallucinatory states experienced by its protagonist. These liminal spaces can be associated with virtual experiences where the perception of the body and that of the surrounding environment are presented in altered ways. The narrative of the project derives from a collaboration with a group of children aged 8 to 12 years old, and aims to explore the potential of the virtual environment as a hybrid perceptual experience.
We will present The Stone Monkey (2023), a video work that resulted from the first iterations of the workshop. It was developed through two forms of media narrative: a CGI video trailer and a navigable VR environment that recounts the journey of a small monkey who suddenly witnesses certain parts of its body undergoing a slow process of petrification without any apparent reason and embarks on an initiatory path of healing.
Then, a workshop will be held by the artist where she will work alongside children to design a video game, following the existing narrative of past iterations of the workshop. The workshop for families aims to create a shared moment where children and parents, after a guided visit to the show, will compose a new story inspired by the artist’s work using the Cadavre Exquis technique.
Date: Sunday, November 19
Time: 12- 14 h
Age: children 6 to 10 and their families
Duration: 2 hours
Free of charge
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Project curated by Daniela Cotimbo and Ilaria Gianni.
Workshop and exhibition will be held at La Capella, as part of the Concèntric programme, and presented within the framework of LOOP video art Festival in Barcelona.
Promoted by: Fondazione SmArt Polo per l’arte
In collaboration with: The Green Parrot and La Capella
Supported by: Italian Council (2022), Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity, Italian Ministry of Culture
Sound design by: Lorem
Sponsored by: HTC Vive