Dim O’Gauble follows the glimpsing story of an elderly woman reflecting on her grandson’s nightmarish – possibly paranormal – visions of the future. Told through a densely textured, mouse-responsive graphical environment, the work presents the user/reader with a series of transient texts, some of which change/mutate or float/disappear over time, intending to reflect the very nature of the hazy/difficult memories being uncovered. Progression through Dim O’Gauble is achieved by clicking on the various arrows visible in the graphical backgrounds, which quickly shift the viewport around the ‘canvas’ of the piece. In addition, various sub-sections of the narrative can be discovered by clicking on hotspots in the text. The final scene reveals a video sequence of a tunnel/subway with text super-imposed at different sizes over the top of it. The sketches/drawings used in the work were created by the author when he was 8 years old.
The glimpsing story of an elderly woman reflecting on her grandson’s nightmarish – possibly paranormal – visions of the future.
Writer, coder, designer
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