Saturday 28 July, 2.00–4.30pm
Rachael Rosen is in residence at Wysing in 2018, working with a small team of coders and performers, including Henry Rodrick, to develop a performance and playable archive for pOrtals; an ongoing collaborative world building and storytelling exercise. As part of her residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Rachael is looking for 12 participants to take part in a mapping workshop. The workshop will share a number of listening, mapping and game techniques that have been used within her practice, especially in the case of her longstanding project, [pOrtals}
Starting from a memory map of the Wysing grounds created by Rachael and her guest collaborators, participants will work together and in smaller groups to playfully negotiate and translate descriptive sensory data in order to build on, explore and share new imaginings of the area. Participants will be asked to take on different roles similar to those found in role-playing games such as Games master), Player, Map maker, before discussing their findings with the larger group.
To give some additional context to the process Rachael will also encourage use of the workshop as an open forum, which may ask participants to consider questions such as, 'preconditioned approaches to gaming environments', 'subjective interpretations of text-based worlds', and 'transitions and the act of merging realities'.
At the end of the workshop, all participants will receive a digital hand-out including links to materials discussed, as well as an invitation to take part in a one-hour 1-2-1 session in the pOrtals world hosted by the artist.
The workshop does not require any previous experience or knowledge of these subjects, but an interest in collaborative storytelling and an inquisitive approach to exploring environments is a plus. To register your interest in participating in this workshops, please create an account, or sign in, here to complete a very short questionnaire. Capacity is limited so pre-registration is required. The deadline for pre-registration is midnight Monday 16 July.