Hello stranger, let Ai* enter the Nightfall, a multi user dungeon, a world of fantasy, of quest and adventure.Then something occurs to Ai. Ai character, Ai-self is erased with no trace. The climate changes and Ai has no definition, no meaning. Ai is nothing to hang on to, nothing to be grasped, nothing to protect or be protected from. Insides and outsides do not count. Ai keeps running. Dragons never tire. Ai blaze Ai tails across Ai darkness, etching Ai tracks onto that back mountainside. No parents, no children, just Aiselves, strings of inseparable sisters, warm and wet, absorbed in streams of information. Slow cold burns behind Ai ears, the red colour in Ai eyes, blood-shot whites, and pupils dilated in deep purple rage. Orientated towards individual competition and extraterrestrial warfare, high-tech imaginations are produced here, imaginations that can contemplate destruction, imaginations militarised. Realities of electronic warfare embrace Ai with a tight tender squeeze. Ai blood vessels burst. Ai realize that Ai is part of this closed circuit, self-sustaining and self-reinforcing, indistinguishable, gloriously indiscriminate, promiscuous and fused. No generations. No future, no past. Ai keeps running through Ai mind, tempting, escaping, daring Ai to chase Ai just a little more. Ai keep running through the story, running Ai story through Ai mind. Ai dance ahead, Ai loled at Ai, as Ai knew Ai would fail. Ai heard all, and still became the dragon’s tail. An endless geographic plane of micromeshing pulsing quanta, limitless webs of interacting blendings, leakings, mergings, weaving through Aiselves, running rings around each other, heedless, needless, aimless, careless, thoughtless, amok. Teenagers in sympoesis – mysterious assassins behind the spreading of the plague. Self-haunted and synthetic, Ai reek of desire. Playing same-size vore, a neoliberal subject in the process of being formed, folds and foldings, plying and multiplying, plicating and replicating. Ai is a multi user dungeon, multi user dimension, multi user domain, multiplayer real-time virtual world, hack and slash, player versus player, interactive fiction, and online chat. In a freemium model Ai can wander around for free, chatting to other users, or dancing in the nightclub. There’s a Camgirl Alley, where Ai can steer Ai avatar for interactive pornography. Ai can buy clothes, shoes and imaginary property. And if Ai can’t persuade one player to sleep with Ai, there are others who will have avatar sex with Ai for Rays, forever this fluent fluid world. Ai was in order to make the human a productive, consuming angel, a being of toil and need. A new scientific discourse proposed to redefine the measure of Ai personhood. Cyberculture had real-world political intent all along. A/S/L?
*Ai: The ‘Ai’ has a content that does not distinguish itself from other things or beings, because the me subject is either pure negativity or a splitting movement; it is consciousness. There’s no more self, me. We are all Ai. Ai is Ai. No subject. No desire. USED HERE AS ‘I’/ ’you’/ ’he’/ ’she’/ ‘it’/ ’her’/ ’his’/ ’they’/ ‘them’/ etc. ‘Ai’ (in hiragana あい, in katakana アイ , in kanji 愛, 藍, 亜衣 ) is a Japanese feminine given name. ‘Ai’ could mean love, affection (愛), or indigo (藍). The kanji 亜衣 is only associated as a proper noun, ‘Ai’ could mean Asian clothes. ‘Ai’ is the main character of the story, often called ‘Genry’ by the Karhiders, who have trouble pronouncing the letter ‘L’ in their language.
Anna Sagström + Tobias Pålsson
Tale of Age of Empires of Symmetry of Simulation of Strategy of
Towns of Rules (Reworked)
sound, 15.56 min loop, 2015 @ NeverWinter: Borderlands
Hannah Quinlan Anderson + Rosie Hastings , Zoe Barcza, Duda Bebek, Blunt+ Skensved, Dorota Gawęda, Eglė Kulbokaitė, Sandra Mujinga, Pakui Hardware, Linda Pedersen, Ella Plevin, Anna Sagström + Tobias Pålsson, Jenna Sutela, Matilda Tjäder, Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Anna UddenbergNeverWinter : BorderLands hosted by Stefanie Hessler and Carsten Höller from Andquestionmark will take place on the evening of 12 September in Dragon’s Lair.
The event is organised by Agatha Valkyrie Ice and Daniel Iinatti.
Dragon’s Lair invited all visitors to participate in various board-and role playing games and to browse through their selection of games and game related products in the store.
NeverWinter : BorderLands @ Dragon’s Lair, Stockholm