|AsTron, recently completed in collaboration with Zden Hlinka
(Bratislava) and Martin Greunz (Vienna), will be premiered at
the HAIP festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The festival starts
on Tuesday 17th October. There will be a presentation of
Time's Up as part of the festival at 8pm on Thursday 19th October.
AsTron is a development using one of the Gravitron interfaces
as a human joystick control with a classic style adventure game.
Mixing "old-skool" graphics styles with Zden's trademark organic
2D work, the visual world of AsTron is a treat. Martin Greunz's
soundscape similarly bridges the gap between old style gaming
and contemporary bitcrushed electronica.
The talk on Thursday will investigate many of the uses and misuses
of games in Time's Up's work, illuminate some connections with
theatre and narrative as well as discuss the techniques used in
the development of AsTron and other pieces.