presented by The LEGO Group

SXSW Art Program Presents Terminus by Jess Johnson, Simon Ward, Soundtracks by Andrew Clarke

TERMINUS is a journey in five parts, a virtual reality artwork by New Zealand artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward. TERMINUS is an arcane world that was illustrated over several years through drawings by Johnson, animated by Ward, and enriched with soundtracks by composer Andrew Clarke.

TERMINUS presents a quest, a choose-your-own-adventure into a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways.

Prepare yourself for a slippage of time and space as your journey propels you across five distinct realms: you will cross the frontier through Fleshold Crossing; take respite in Known Unknown; lose yourself within Scumm Engine; bravely face impending danger in the tower of Gog & Magog; and experience the brink of sensory overload in the psychedelic Tumblewych. The mysteries of what you ultimately seek will be revealed: an understanding that reality is not fixed but rather both malleable and multiple.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Exhibition