Unsuccessful Wrestling

Augmented Reality Game

Developed as an exercise in futility, this project highlights the folly of arguing one’s point from within an echo chamber. It mirrors the high stakes and equally high fatigue of the 2016 USA federal election year. The digital installation pairs viewer participants as opponents in virtual space. They engage in physical-digital combat from the safety of separate wrestling mats. Meanwhile, their live-action grappling, bobbing, kicking, and evasion techniques are projected onto a movie sized screen for spectators.

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  • Ingenuity Festival (2016)
  • New World Performance Laboratory (2016)