A site-specific performance tour inside four virtual versions of the white cube gallery ~ LOAD
Wander through the Crystal Palace on November 30th 1936, the night it burns down ~ LOAD
Wander through a library of books on digital culture within the Tabularium, the Roman state archive ~ LOAD
Explore an alternative post-Olympic London, a world of floating islands, buried shopping centres, and artist colonies ~ LOAD
Wander through a utopian skyscraper containing 21 project spaces and galleries from across London ~ LOAD
Explore a floating train as it loops around hidden project spaces and galleries across London ~ LOAD
A full-length transatlantic soundtrack, streaming from the window seat of a Boeing 777 ~ LOAD
A post-apocalyptic East London neighbourhood, featuring bombed-out cinemas and Turkish snooker clubs ~ LOAD
The Royal Academy has been sold as a private mansion to a billionnaire, who is now recruiting an army of domestic servants ~ LOAD
III. NEW PARASOL UNIT
IV. SHIVA'S DREAMING
V. MEMORY PALACE
II. DELIRIOUS NEW WICK
I. A COLLECTIVE TOWER
VI. SKY LINE
VII. CONTINENTAL DRIFT (OST)
VIII. DALSTON, MON AMOUR
IX. UNREAL ESTATE
Bonus Levels is a utopian world-in-progress that unfolds as an ongoing series of software, videos, performances, and installations.
Conceived as a virtual novel, each chapter uses simulation as a medium to assemble site-specific collages of objects and places drawn from reality.
These critical fictions draw from the language of architecture and cinema to explore altered states of presence and memory that exist in digital space.
Each level is rendered visible to the observer through a first-person perspective, a flaneur's point of view where the desire to explore and the need for individual agency both exist.
Lawrence Lek (b. 1982, Frankfurt) explores the physical experience of simulated presence through software, hardware, installations and performance.