Theatre play identity — 2021
The concept for Zelda’s interactive performance stems from the dramaturgy of video games and the basic principles of role-playing games, such as the world-renowned Dungeons and Dragons. These games want and intend for the user, i.e. the viewer, to be fully involved in the make-believe events of the virtual world and thus motivated to lead their character past the set obstacles and to the finish line. The more the player identifies with their character, the more motivated they are to play and the heavier their moral responsibility to make decisions for him, which has a great impact on the course and the end of the story. Zelda explores the unfulfilled dreams of the individual, which are hindered by mundane civil duties and moral and ethical reservations. What happens to the choices we make everyday, when someone else assumes responsibility for our actions?
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