How do the current means of communication change social behavior and modify our relationship with the world ? Dialogues de Sourds (Dialogue of the deaf) proposes a fictional view of communication based on the well-known fact that a living language is constantly changing. The viewer becomes the link between a conversation and 30 interactive spaces inhabited by gnomes.
• Script and text : Frédérique Manceau, Alexandre Cribelier
• Computer interface : Alexandre Cribelier
• Sound : Frédérique Manceau
• Visual : Frédérique Manceau
Fréderique Manceau, 1998-1999
Mixed version (French/English) for Macintosh™ and Windows™
Price : 45 $ CAN
Exploring the insides of a disturbed and disturbing girl raises memories to be played out on the surfaces of her organs. The sounds of suicide cycle endlessly in the black hole of despair that is found at her centre.
• Script and Direction: Linda Dement
• Production Director: Jane Castle
• Art Director : Jasmine Hirst
• Sound : Linda Murdoch
Linda Dement, 1999
Original English Version for Macintosh™
Price : 40$ CAN
Journey with the Angel is a interactive fiction mingling poetry and humour, visual delirium and symbolic tradition, musical and vocal creations. It’s in the company of Angel Gabriel, main character of this strange and enthralling adventure that we make the journey through imaginary universes populated by mythical beings.
• Script and Direction : Tamara Laï
• Texts, images et animations : Tamara Laï
• Music: Serge Winandy, Jean Furst
• Voice : Jean Furst
• Programming: Tamara Laï, Frédéric Durieu
Productions Thalamus and Magic Media (Brusells)
Production manager : Tamara Laï, Yves Bernard
Macintosh™ and Windows™
Distribution : Heure Exquise !
Price: 95 $ CAN
During February 1999, ISEA offered web creation workshops to Dakar artists, in order to produce multimedia african web fictions.
Five art projects were created with twenty professionnal artists working in the various fields of the visual arts, sound and literature.
Realized at the Metissacana, the first cyber cafe in Western Africa, DAKAR WEB was directed by three Montreal artists :
Eva Quintas, photographer and initiator of the project for ISEA,
Michel Lefebvre, writer and multimedia producer and
Catherine McGovern, web art producer.
In a rather cynical way, the artist presents “chronicles of a contemporary, fundamentally pornographic society, shocking domestic performances, grating humour …”. He takes takes you over and questions on what you felt on seeing his images then carries you firther along your mutimedia «martyrdom». The Worst of Connanski is a non-interactive fiction on a unfriendly and semi-linear CD-ROM.
• Script, Video and Direction :
© Loïc Connanski, 1998
with the support of FIACRE
Heure exquise !
Macintosh™ and Windows™
Price : 65 $ CAN