Soviet Unterzögersdorf. The Adventure Game. Sector 1.
Forum Stadtpark, Stadtpark 1, A-8010 Graz, Austria.
In the past years we have been witness to the take-over of computer game
logic in museums and exhibitions everywhere. The infrastructure has changed
completely: ethernet and plug sockets have become a necessity, exhibition
spaces have darkened and museum staff have become system administrators.
Works of art can suddenly «crash», and above all visitors
are constantly asked to do something somewhere and be interactive. These
are all massive interventions with the schedule and movements of the art
viewer, who is no longer able (as in the decades before) to ponder quietly,
flexibly and with an unlimited amount of time upon his/her thoughts and
perceptions, but instead has to costantly be a player or «art user».