Idle Shrine (Clean Room: Dust to dust to dust)
Video game and installation.
Idle Shrine is a video game about catching airborne particles.
Players are invited into a “forest shrine” made out of synthesized fabric and artificial hair. Then they are asked to protect an alter inside the shrine from airborne particles with their bare hands.
“Behind the Scene”
The on-screen game elements in Idle Shrine are rather simple, which may fool the players to believe that precise control is required to clear the game objectives. However, as the players attempt to control the flow of particles in the air, they will quickly feel the game’s objective becomes impossible. Consequently, the game encourages the players to shift their attention to their physical presence and surroundings.