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Ian Howard: SweetStalking [2001]

The work emerged from the question of the use of interactive systems to investigate the way urban and sexual relationships are located and dislocated through contemporary digital space. As the staring point for this investigation, Howard chose the theme of »stalking« that he explores as part as the history of a relationship.

»I decided to explore this theme with my partner, Lucienne. The interactive structure of »SweetStalking« allows viewers to put together their own edited sequences of images and incidents [the narrative format] that provide information and insights into the relationship »story«. Additional video sequences, the random throwing of a dice [like the hand you're dealt each day], complement the viewer's choice and if you are lucky further reward sequences provide deeper insights.
- Ian Howard -

Type of Work
Interactive work on DVD-ROM

published in: »(dis)LOCATIONS«, ZKM digital arts edition, 2001.

Credits
Concept and development: Ian Howard, Lucienne Howard
Multimedia production: Skye Daley, Volker Kuchelmeister, Nicole Sedlaczek, Daniel Wright
DVD-ROM programming: Volker Kuchelmeister
Special thanks to the Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Cinemedia, Melbourne
Co-production Ian Howard and ZKM | Institute for Visual Media; iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, University of New South Wales

published in: (dis)LOCATIONS, ZKM digital arts edition, 2001.

ZKM-department
Institute for Visual Media

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