With ESCAPISM, Oyoun opens a platform for an artistic and sociocritical experiment, connecting virtual and physical spaces. In an interactive exhibition at Oyoun Berlin from December 3 to 24, viewers can experience 4 hybrid game installations created by ESCAPISM artists: "tarare" by téa boyarchuk, "Thicker Than Blood Digital" by Izdihar Afyouni, "Guacuco" by Sol Martínez-Solé and "Embryonic Babies of Hot Winters" by Avita Maheen.
→ The exhibition is free of charge.
→ Ceremonial vernissage: 03.12.2021, 18h-22h; get your ticket here:
→ Exhibition: 04.- 24.12.2021, 12h-18h; book yourself a time slot to visit the exhibition:
→ Launch Program with artists talk: 04.12.2021
ABOUT ESCAPISM | ABOUT ESCAPISM
In a process of collective learning the four artists of ESCAPISM téa boyarchuk, Izdihar Afyouni, Sol Martínez-Solé and Avita Maheen developed their explorative visions into four hybrid games. They concretized their ideas in digital as well as physical spheres through exchanges, workshops and collaboration with fellow artists, programmers, technicians and mentors. The artists are based in different parts of the online and offline worlds and the largest part of the development and production process has been enabled through a remote, digital communication - which makes ESCAPISM hybrid and experimental in its essence.
The projects (re-) create personal and collective realities in which players
- are required to explore memories and stories
- will be unsettled by sensory and aesthetic stimuli
- have to reflect on their standings within the current systems
- must confront the social and state mechanism of oppression
- are required to resist, deconstruct, liberate and heal.
The four projects engage themselves in the intersection of the intimate and the structural. They point to the colliding moments between realities and imaginations. The medium - a computer game played in an immersive physical environment - likewise manifests such intersection, where the individual players constitute the broader network of gamified experience of these art works. After a series of development phases that began in May 2021, ESCAPISM will launch as an immersive exhibition with four interactive games which will be online and offline on various platforms of Oyoun.