through March 31st, 2019
WITH SUPPORT FROM
ON CANAL is a destination for experiential arts & innovation programming spanning across 20 storefronts from Broadway to West Broadway, on Canal Street in New York City, presented by Wallplay. Online at http://oncanal.nyc
TRANSFER is pleased to present Artifacts II a solo presentation of Phazero. In partnership with Wallplay #ONCANAL, a corridor for new ideas, this exhibition is part of the ‘International Womxn’s Day’ programming curated by Terry Lovette and AnnaLiisa Benston.
Artifacts II is a first-person exploration adventure game, set in surreal environments representing memory spaces in the character’s mind. The game is about the character’s mental health journey and the entanglement of trauma in the mind and body.
Artifacts II uses elements of exploration (or walking sims), RPG, and Survival MDA to reveal the fragments of a character’s broken past.
You can download and play the Demo on itch.io. The game was an Indi Cade Official Selection in 2018 and was featured at the Game Art Festival at the Hammer Museum, LA.
ABOUT THE ARTIST///
Christina “Phazero” Curlee (1989, Chicago USA) is a multi-disciplinary game designer specializing in Design Narrative, Game and Level Design. Their games explore emotional experiences, marginalized identities, “digital consciousness” and video games as art practice.
Their current project, Artifacts is a game-experience about depression and trauma, and discusses painful topics in an imaginative, regenerative, dream-like manner as a metaphor for therapy and healing. Phazero is based in LA where they are completing an MFA in UCLA’s Design Media Arts Program. http://www.christinazero.com
VISIT THE EXHIBITION ///
For the month of March 2019, the cinematic trailer from Phazero’s Artifacts II stretches across a 3-channel display provided by Vederi Canvas in the street-level bay #ONCANAL. Two additional ‘game stations’ offer a deeper-dive into the gameplay, and visitors are encouraged to download the game and play at home.
This exhibition is part of the International Womxn’s Day programming from Terry Lovette and AnnaLiisa Benston, a month long event comprised entirely of POC, queer, and marginalized artists.