- Year: 2017
- Materials: pico-8 game, rug and projector for installation
- Dimensions: variable
This game was made in collaboration with Qendrim Hoti for our duo exhibition Galaxy Champion FUN ZONE. That exhibition centered around using modified/hacked video games to insert personal migrant histories into a variety of virtual worlds. Space Kilim was a game created by Hoti and I to explore how 8-bit computer graphics often have an uncanny aesthetic similarity to the motifs found in woven rugs.
A kilim is a hand woven rug found in Morocco, Turkey, and Albania. The motifs used in the game are from a number of textiles in Qendrim’s collection.
The game itself can be played on any modern computer, either as a native executable or through a web-browser. In its initial installation, the game was played via a ceiling mounted projector which projected the game down onto a white fur rug. In this installation, the game stayed on continuously and a dedicated controller was provided, allowing it to be played by a gallery goer immediately.
- Blog post: forthcoming
- Full resolution images: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YpvsGiPNQBql8XtTB4PqyiPdQUQyAkFM
- Play the game: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=48975