Pac-Man Death Ritual

An aesthetico-ethical gamespace is pre-imaged in Austin, TX, featuring a topological folding of the infamous Pac-Man videogame. The Department of Biological Flow players are to move in variations of the 8-bit robotic through grid-like formations around the irregular gameboard.

Banana rewards await, and will be ingested.

Just as Pac-Man folds in upon itself at death, so too will the players — attempting an inversion of the body as if a contracting klein bottle in the death throes of impulsion. The banana peel remains — as remains — of this infolding or unfolding. And again and again, until the gaming process is complete.

Only en route do they find out the gamespace has already begun.

Performance time: approximately 3.5 hours or 20 minutes.