百鬼書/BOOK OF A HUNDRED GHOSTS

VR / 2018

You wake up in a blinding light, paralyzed. First you hear some voices, then you look around. The sky looks muddy and you cannot make out the time of the day. Then comes the sound of a loud thunderstorm. A heavy downpour is going to come. 

A sharp object hits your forehead from above. Instantly, you lift your head up. In awe, you see hundreds of gigantic blocks showering down from the sky like a waterfall.

 

Soon you realize these falling solids are actually words; Chinese words to be exact. And you are buried by hundreds of these falling signs weighted with thousands years of history. Before you can utter another thought, your skull is crushed by another massive block. Things begin to fade. Then came a blackout.

 

You wake up in a ruin of signs, paralyzed. First you hear some whisperings, then you look around. The sky looks hazy and you cannot make out the time of the day…

keywords: video game, machinima, durational performance, The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus