CANADA, 2019, DIGITAL, 7 MIN
Composed of one walk on Mont Royal, and eight recreations of the same space in sandbox-type computer games. 9 Player uses these “sandboxes” to imagine myriad futures and pasts, centred on addressing harm caused by colonialism and climate change. Each frame represents a possibility, from the ancient, beginning in the top left toward a distant future in the bottom right. In the middle of it all, the ghosts of today haunt this landscape through time.
David Howlett (he/him) is a Montréal/Ottawa-based artist who works across various new media disciplines. He has particular interest in technology and interactivity in art. He loves video, audio, sculpture, games, programming, dancing, banjo, and people.