Ericka Beckman

1999 | 00:30:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Experimental Film, Future

Madi plays an interactive on-line computer game in the privacy of her apartment. Wearing a computer corset that stores her programs in a "Garden Interface", she propels her go-go cowgirl construct WANDA through the game world, encountering an assortment of logged-on players and game identities who trick and confuse her. An aggressive male character WANG logs on, and inserts his cold architecture into her coordinates, draining the power in her corset. His expanding architecture threatens to overtake her Garden Reservoir. To confront this powerful take-over artist, she must rely on her organic memory and is forced to establish some psychological boundaries to protect her identity and preserve her freedom.

Support for Hiatus has come from the National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts. The computer model was created with technical support from Advanced Visual Systems, Waltham, Massachusetts and DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation), in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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