Interactive Projection and Table
Installation at Mass MOCA
Matthew Ritchie is known for his complex and fanciful representations of evolution, information, the universe, science and life, typically executed on large canvases and walls. In this artwork Matthew has moved into the realm of the digital and leaves the visuals in the hands of the visitor. In a room surrounded by projections, is a craps table with the dimensions of a coffin and an artistic game interface projected onto it from above. To play or evolve the "game" the visitor must cast a pair of dice in the traditional shape of the astragal (an ankle bone found in cervids - or hoofed animals) onto the game table. The animations change and evolve depending on the roll of the dice slowly revealing some truth about the chance operations of evolution while making the digital tapestry ever more rich and engaging.