I recently participated in a 10 minutes long single-player audio session made by Gabriel Widing, Tova Gerge, Ebba Petrén and Tobias Wedin. You can find out more about the session, and download the mp3, here.

The concept is that you are standing in your kitchen, listening to the mp3 through earphones and doing exactly what the voice tells you to do.

The experience was quite exciting and touches on several interesting aspects of life and how we act. The feeling of acting through an already set story, that constantly unfolds, was most interesting. The connection to playing a video game, where you as a player control an avatar and make it do all kinds of strange things, was obvious and made me think on how we often need someone else to tell us to do something that transgress borders. Some of the things I did during the exercise I would’ve never done otherwise.

And.

I’m glad I did them – breaking borders can be quite nice, even if it only has to do with how you act in your own kitchen.

There was also the aspect on how our mind (and feelings) form the world just as much as our eyes – there is no real world compared to some virtual one. Everything is created by who we are and how we perceive the world.

I recommend you to participate in the exercise – I think you will find it quite rewarding.

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July 16, 2011

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