PlaceHolder is a web-based experimental experience that uses terrain data and sounds from downtown of the cities of Guadalajara and Kosice to generate a multilevel maze, explores the concepts of globalization and simulated reality. It invites the user to explore the open-world environment in a playful manner with different outcomes depending on the decisions made while wandering. 

Artists' instructions

Computer with internet access, Mozzila Firefox Installed, (VR headset is optional)

Artists' Bios

Ivana Durkáčová – Košice (Slovakia)

A Photography and New Media graduate at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, and a Ph.D. candidate at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw, Poland. Her work is characterized by multi-disciplinary practice, appropriation, and frequent work with moving image.

Luciano Rodriguez Arredondo – Guadalajara (México)

Luciano Rodriguez Arredondo is a Multidisciplinary artist and academic. His explorations are based on the representation of abstract concepts, theories related to complex systems, cybernetics, and chaos. To materialize his ideas, Luciano uses several types of electronic media and supports. He is a co-founder of the Cima studio, a transdisciplinary center that develops experimental and interactive projects.