Video: Interference Installation by Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman
by Harry / August 7, 2012
From @zimmermaneric, a physical art installation that's also a game.




A collaboration between architect Nathalie Pozzi and game designer Eric Zimmerman, Interference is about the design of actual space and social space. Consisting of five suspended steel walls, each less than a millimeter thick, the 3 x 3 meter walls act as vertical game-boards.

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"The walls are dotted with delicate patterns resembling cell tissues that turn the steel into glittering lace, catching and reflecting light to creating a layered, semi-transparent space." says Zimmerman."

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To play the game, pairs of players manipulate wooden cylindrical pieces, moving them in and out of circular holes on the walls. The goal of the game is to get more of your color than their opponent's color in a local area of one of the walls.

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"The twist to the gameplay is that each turn you need to steal a piece from the games of other players in progress. And they are doing the same to you. The result is a game that is at once strategic and chaotic. Interference becomes a beehive of activity, as players race around to visit games on other walls, strategizing with and against each other, becoming allies and enemies with strangers." More at nakworks. Photos: Maxime Dufour Photographies.

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