_plastic and malleable the time is yours, and yet days drip through your fingers like sand’


download ‘moment[1.3]escape.now


desert of memory or my thoughts frozen in a moment of trauma: a knife, a threat:
[time as plastic and malleable; as space]
a moment, or three or one and none.
a dream, visualised and shared: a collective mental image.
a simulation that grows into living, into parallel realities and options of nearly present.
parameters that weave different stories in everyones’ computer
deserts that engulf your solitude
deserts that remind you of war, of the reality you see in the news
deserts that remind you of territorial expansion.
sand dunes you explored in video games of war, of sensationalised violence.
female curves and bodyscapes. alone for miles and miles and millimetres, micro-pixels of immaterial space as time [ah!] that slit of a moment, flipped sideways to create a horizon.
a desert formed from an image of sand:

a landscape scaled to host your wildest dreams of solitude in the safety of the digital desert.

_in the format of a video game, but existing within an undefined genre as an indefinite interactive film or a memory visualised, shared and grown collectively.

_’moment[1.3]escape.now’ is divided into three phases: ’recalling a moment’ ‘repeating of the recall[-1]’ ‘limbo of the mind’,

_the consecutive phases are determined by the hours passed since the launch of the game 06.09.2020, through data which is retrieved by the system clock of the user’s computer. The three phases are manifested through a change in the narrative, soundtrack and height of the sand dunes, which grow hourly.

_the game renders in real time, with the system clock providing the information for the accurate positioning of the sun in the sky.

_all soundtracks are created by Beatrice Vorster

requirements and installation procedure

- version: beta testing [send your feedback: - launch: 15/07/2020 Athens

please read me to set up your system before install !

[moment[1.3]escape.now is a durational piece which has by now terminated.

downloading the game today means that you enter the desert at its final state:
the environment is no longer changing, the soundtrack remains the same, no narrative is revealed on your screen.

to access level 1 and level 2, you will need to go back in time ->>>>>>>
level 1: existed between 15-22/07/2020
level 2: existed between 23-29/07/2020
level 3: started on the 30/07/2020 and exists until today

[going back in time is easier than you think]

instructions for time travel:
-open 'system preferences/ computer settings'
-select ‘date and time’
-change date and time according to preference

=>you can now return to the game and lose yourself to the warm July of 2020.


set up instructions for Mac:
refer to linked files in .zip folder

set up instructions for PC:
refer to linked files in .zip folder