19th Entertainment Division Jury Selections
Plug & Play
Michael FREI / Mario VON RICKENBACH [Switzerland]
A work in which a hand-drawn animation is transformed into an interactive animation that reacts to the player’s manipulations, enhanced with the amusement of a surreal game. The player controls a strange human-like “plug”, making it run, hit, switch, fall, love, plug, and pull. The smoothly moving minimalist lines, which are drawn within the 12 frames-per-second animation, are suggestive of a new relationship between humans and machines.