UNBURN.IT
2021


UNBURN.IT IS A SONG-AS-WEB-BROWSER-GAME THAT WAS COMISSIONED FOR THE ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL OF ART, SOCIETY AND TECHNOLOGY. UPON ENTERING THE URL, THE VISITOR IS SUBMERGED IN A POLLUTED OCEAN. THE SEED OF THE COMPOSITION ITSELF IS AN ECO-GRIEF DIRGE WHICH CAN BE BENT AND MORPHED INTO DANCEABLE CATHARSIS OR DISJOINTED FRAGMENTS. AS THE PLAYER SINKS THROUGH THE SCREEN SPACE, CLICKING AND DRAGGING CHANGES THE STRUCTURE OF THE MUSIC FLOWING AROUND THEM. CLICKING ON VARIOUS OBJECTS THAT FLOAT INTO VIEW ALSO PRODUCES SOUNDS, MAKING THE WORK FUNCTION LIKE A VISUAL SCORE. THE AMOUNT OF INTERACTION IS THE PLAYER’S CHOICE; ONE CAN SIMPLY OBSERVE THE PIECE OR TRANSFORM ITS PATTERNS.