The Sustainable Forest was a small scale “LAN party” using Tale of Tales’ (Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn) multiplayer online game The Endless Forest.
Drawing on both the “endless forest” outside, and an atmospheric, surreal space inside, this “soiree” was an attempt to optimize the feeling of co-present, self-directed play. It was a curatorial performace experiment in sustaining an art experience by crafting a social gaming context conducive to mood, community, play, engagement, and reflection.
Produced by: Cindy Poremba
Role: Curator and Producer
Location: Banff New Media Institute, Interactive Screen, 27 August 2008.