'Can you tell me about a room?' 'What happened there?' Guest House is based on a performance project by UK/German company Uninvited Guests exploring the interface between digital media and live presence. The performance takes the audience on a tour of an 'impossible building' composed of rooms and events drawn from other peoples' memories (based on a series of interviews with friends and strangers). The interactive Guest House imagines the interviewees' rooms brought together in a virtual structure, the form of which alludes both to computer gaming and an architectural 'walk-through'. Virtual reality modelling software allows the 'player' to explore the computer-generated 3D environments, producing their own edits and cuts between rooms - recasting a public performance event as an intimate experience in the hands of the user. The spectator becomes a player in the work, weaving their own narrative threads through the spaces the company have visualised.
For more information visit: www.uninvited-guests.net
This CD-ROM was commissioned as part of the DA2 program of Digital Art, and published with the support of Digital Summer 2000 and Arnolfini Live.
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