Waiting for Reset

2014

 

In Waiting for Reset, I utilized scripted software to add an element of chance within a more rigid narrative structure. With each repetition, a character's routine is traditionally demonstrated through visuals and sound. However, unlike most scripted narratives, the character has the potential to change with each viewing. My software alters the odds that the character will break free from his monotonous life with each repetition. At first his chances are gradually increased. However, if the character fails to change his routine after a certain amount of repetitions, his chances begin to decrease. The work cannot end until the character succeeds, potentially locking them both in an endless cycle. The result is a dynamically shifting narrative structure that represents the complexity of the character's disposition in a way thats not possible within traditional storytelling.