2020, Interactive Realtime Environment
A quiet spot in hyperspace to take some time out.
As a counter to the hyper-productivity of the post-post-internet world, ‘Downtime’ virtually embodies the experience of ASMR into a interactive Realtime environment. Simulating a tranquil digital landscape, filled with calming digital artefacts, the user navigates via their computer arrow keys to explore the aimless world and discover aural sensations. The viewer is immersed in a lush landscape of sculpted pink sand dunes, that stretch as far as the eye can see. As they explore the space, they will discover various digital forms that each emit a unique ASMR inspired sound effect. ‘Downtime’ acts a virtual sanctuary, a safe space to indulge in idleness. ‘Downtime’ is the opposite of productivity online, stripping out the endless windows, ads and notifications to create a virtual space to unwind and to disconnect.
'Downtime' was commissioned by Phoenix Leicester.