Online game performance/ interactive computer installation
TRT – 180 days
RUNNERS is a networked computer installation presenting three projection screens, each depicting a character borrowed from and operating within the virtual space of EverQuest a highly sophisticated virtual reality game (the 1999 version used the game Dark Vengeance). Using a custom made “Triple Mouse” participants can, and must control all three characters, who simultaneously navigate a separate area of the game world, respectively. The player is forced to make a decision about which character to embody and which to abandon, while a varying live web-audience of thousands follows his or her performance within the online game.