Nick Zhu (US), Marta Stražičić (HR), Tea Stražičić (HR) WIWMAVGAIWLDSAATCWA - What If We Made A Video Game And It Was Like Dark Souls And All The Characters Were Artists

Live AV performance, 2019

"What If We Made A Video Game And It Was Like Dark Souls And All The Characters Were Artists (WIWMAVGAIWLDSAATCWA)" is an enclosure of the audiovisual inputs of reality into the space of art that formally unifies performance and exhibition with the practices of organized interpersonal relationships. WIWMAVGAIWLDSAATCWA will be shown as a live action game demonstration and audiovisual performance by @flufflord (Tea Stražičić), @pirate_sheep (Marta Stražičić), and @baojiaxiang (bod [包家巷]) featuring an Intel Realsense depth camera and songs from Music for Self Esteem.

This work has been commissioned and produced by KONTEJNER and in collaboration with Sonic Acts, as part of Re-Imagine Europe project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Nick Zhu (US)

Nick Zhu, aka bod [包家巷] (baojiaxiang) is an audiovisual artist from Tucson and based in Berlin who has released on Quantum Natives, Knives, Danse Noire, and most recently Yegorka. Their releases range from theoretical studies to abstract impressions of technology and its relationship to reality, with performances that move into the ever dissolving boundary between art and the rest of life.

@baojiaxiang

Marta Stražičić (HR)

Mag. art Marta Stražičić is a multimedia artist working with game engine, virtual reality and physics simulation software. She finished BA and MA on Academy of Fine Art in Zagreb and later studied digital effects simulation in Viborg, Denmark.

@pirate_sheep

Tea Stražičić (HR)

Tea Stražičić is an animation director and artist based in Berlin. Her work was published by Heavy Metal (US), Adult Swim, Tzvetnik, AQNB, Creamcake. Most recently she had a solo show ‘ Long Lone Boy’ in Pollansky Gallery.

@flufflord