Louisa Teichmann

ex-VVV pand / Youngblood Award

WDK – Piet Zwart

 

Ultimate Dragon

 

Ultimate Dragon is an adventure game installation which lures you in with a promise: your personalized utopia. As you move through the fictional landscape in constant dialogue with the program, your input generates a 3-dimensional digital landscape hidden behind its interface. The program secretly constructs a world based on your activity in the game. Everytime the player is making a choice within the game, another layer is stacked onto their virtual terrain. This results in a feedback loop, depending on constant input from both sides of the screen. As soon as enough information has been stored, the individualized landscape is revealed. Can the program’s creation compare to the world the player imagined based on the writing? Is technology able to translate their fiction into a liveable digital environment and if not, whose fiction is it?