IDLING (trailer)

2019

HD video

48:15 min

 

Idling follows the lives of the artist's game avatars when the player is away from the keyboard. In a vast array of third-person open world games, the characters are idling in their unique ways. As the clips transition through a day and night cycle, the avatars' stillness extends the focus onto the virtual environment and the behavior of NPCs (non-playable characters), resulting in a meditative setting for the observation of the seemingly self-governing virtual worlds that seem to never cease activity whether or not anybody is watching.