SetOutputWorld (called with a world of the wrong size)

Kayla Anderson's avatar Kayla Anderson

"SetOutputWorld (called with a world of the wrong size)" engages with practices of world-building and myth-making by treating organic objects found at sites of personal pilgrimage as fragments of a geologic body. Through a series of fabricated reliquaries, object identification worksheets, and a navigable virtual terrain, the project plays with ideas of speculative archeology, material alchemy, and encapsulation. At the core of the work is a fascination with the double-edged sword of preservation and the history of plastic as a once utopian and now dystopian material. Through varying shifts in scale, the reliquaries are mirrored in the virtual environment as sites to visit. This installation presents the series in the form of a pseudo-museological exhibit. The title of the project comes from a software program error message.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: media installation/sculpture
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: variable