Art, Darling allows the audience to coordinate with players to make ‘art’ sculptures together.
In cycles, new pieces of art are made by participants and put into a planetary orbit on screen, as a way of embedding their work within the public setting it was produced.
Artwork is guided by creative prompts provided by the game, and negotiated between participants how that will take form. Up to four members of the audience guide the creation of art, conducting it by rotating large physical globe controllers. This allows them to share the roles of choosing names, picking colours, and guiding camera focus. Using two players each take the role of an animate drill and painter globe to sculpt and paint the blank slates respectively.
Art assets produced by William Owen.
Demoed at Bar SK on September 2018