From 9 September 2021 to 12 January 2022 the exhibition 'Deep Truth' can be seen in Rijksmuseum Twenthe. The exhibition is part of the four-day art and technology festival GOGBOT (9-12 September) and is organised by Rijksmuseum Twenthe in collaboration with the GOGBOT festival. The theme of both the festival and the exhibition in RMT is the meaning of the idea 'truth' in the present time.
Forest is a real-time landscape simulator used in game development has been utilised to create a fragmented view of a storm-ridden and flood-battered landscape. Within games, generative landscapes are used instead of designed worlds, to create both the scale and the detail, but also the uniqueness of each game to be played. Minecraft had for instance a gameworld that was the size of the earth when the game was introduced - they have since made it infinite. With its unfathomable depth, this pure power within computersimulations has introduced a new habitat for the sublime. A computergenerated
landscape is infinite and extremely detailed, but is created and can be destroyed at the click of a button. This extreme fragility echoes our relation with nature in the current discussions about climate change and ecological breakdown.
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Publication date: 8 Sep '21