Mauve Desert: A CD-ROM Translation

Adriene Jenik

1997 | 00:00:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Literature

Based upon the novel Le Desert Mauve by Quebeçoise author Nicole Brossard, Mauve Desert, a CD-ROM road movie, was five years in the making. Shot on film and video, framed by original graphics and creative programming structures, and performed in three languages, Mauve Desert finds its voice in the driver's seat (of a computer). Mélanie is a fifteen year-old girl who steals her mother’s Meteor every chance she gets and drives away from her mother’s lover Lorna and toward the dawn. Maude Laures is the middle-aged academic who stumbles upon Mélanie’s life in a second-hand bookshop and translates her into another tongue.