Art Game: Symposium

Symposium is an art game based off of Plato’s symposium and Diotima’s account of Love as a demon and intermediary between humans and the gods. Symposium in its natural environment is a 4 channel interactive piece composed of 3 videos and a game-like interactive component. The 3 videos are respectively representative of the ID, Ego, and Superego. This move is a homologizing of the far past, plato’s era, the near effects of Freudian theory on current critical theory, and the language of video games namely the “game map”. The videos are as maps are in a video game, but instead of telling you where to go they instead explain where you are in terms of being.