A Teaser anticipating Reads Like a Book exhibition
12 December, 6 pm
Author: David Maroto
Game Master: Cezary Tomaszewski
Storyteller: Marcel Borowiec
Costume Design: Maciek Chorąży
Decide Your Destiny is a collective game event based on the reading of David Maroto’s gamebook The Wheel of Fortune, and it will serve as a teaser anticipating Reads Like A Book exhibition (part of the The Book Lovers project at Cricoteka, the opening on 23 January 2015).
The performance follows the style of the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books –very popular amongst teenagers right before the advent of the Internet. The protagonist is referred as ‘you.’ The reader literally occupy the body of the protagonist. You are the one to choose the course of the narrative and the protagonist’s vicissitudes. The narrative is thus generated by the reader in real time, according to his decisions, whose consequences will only be visible as the game progresses. The course of the narrative follows the audience’s decisions expressed through a voting system. The fate of the protagonist, even his survival, is a matter of collective responsibility. Thus, choose your actions carefully!
The Book Lovers is a long-term project about artist novels by David Maroto and Joanna Zielińska. Through a series of exhibitions, public programs, pop-up bookstores, a symposium and a publication, The Book Lovers researches the use of the novel as a medium within the visual arts.
More info: www.thebooklovers.info
Project was made possible thanks to the generous support of : Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego (Polska), M HKA (Antwerp), Mondriaan Fonds (Amsterdam).