August 22, 2019

August Shortlist – Is long term commitment healthy for a young person?

Thomas Crowe

Video GameWaiting For Her, 2019

“Waiting For Her” explores a long distance relationship between two lovers. My work invites the viewer to interact with the piece by waiting in a queue to reunite the lovers. Queuing lasts for about 10 minutes and the player must move forwards every few seconds to keep up. The player can choose at any time to step out of the queue and end the game.

Technology has become so intertwined in our lives that the concept of digital love feels completely normal. It has opened so many possibilities for communication. As a young person I think it it’s important to discuss long term commitments, as this contrasts with the freedom that young people are granted.

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