Your Ghost Body byKarinne Keithley Syers
Open to the public:
June 2, 12-5pm; June 3, 12-8pm
WORKSHOP, June 3, 3-4:30pm:A Beginner's Guide to Writing Memory Landscapes in Twine (ideally bring your own laptop but you can also work on paper) RSVP HERE for Twine download.
ARTIST'S TALK, June 3, 6-7pm: A Story is Made of Movement through a Landscape
Your Ghost Body (or California in the 20th Century) is a memory palace in the form of a playable junkyard, both as videogame and live game show. Played through three avatars for the author, looking from middle age back at childhood and the cusp of adulthood, Your Ghost Body wonders how memory functions as a medium to rejoin absent people and places that our lost to us and yet somehow also a part of who we are.
For the ARC residency, game-maker and playwright Karinne Keithley Syers and set designer Sara Walsh lay out each level of the game in progress for play-testing to further explore what engages a player here at the cusp between performance text, interactive fiction and maze-puzzle game.
In addition, Syers will give a public artist talk and workshop on writing memory games in Twine.