I wanted to share news of an exhibition opening this week in Leicester, at Phoenix.
We’ve been really fortunate to work with Studio Oleomingus on an ambitious new game that expands their Somewhere series.
It would be great to see any local folk at the launch this Friday.
Dhruv will be Skyping in to give an introduction to the new work and we are hoping to facilitate a small q & a.
Here’s the blurb from the event page:
Please join us to celebrate the launch of ‘Langoors in the Labyrinth’, a new interactive installation at Phoenix.
‘Langoors in the Labyrinth’ is an experimental game by Indian independent game developers Studio Oleomingus, commissioned by Phoenix and showing for the first time in our gallery space.
Set in post-colonial India, the game attempts to embody the tumult of a country in search of an identity. It is split into two halves displayed simultaneously; both connected but designed to be played separately. It reflects on memory, exploring how stories and histories are formed and recorded.
The evening will include refreshments and a live-linked talk from artists Studio Oleomingus about the creation of their game installation.
Studio Oleomingus is a two-person game studio run by Dhruv Jani and Sushant Chakraborty, based in India. They practice at the intersection of post-colonial literature, speculative architecture and games, creating stories that seek to understand how spaces, histories and language respond when narrated within interactive mediums.
This is the link to the facebook event.
In August there will also be a workshop on interactive storytelling, with Dhruv. Tickets for that can be found here.
Hopefully this is of interest to some of you. If you have any questions, let me know.
The exhibition will be open until 18th August.