Nathalie Lawhead Everything is Going to be OK 2017

  • MoMA, Floor 1, 1 South

At first glance, Everything Is Going to Be OK seems absurd—a set of nonsensical interactive vignettes animated in a cartoonish, early-Internet style. In reality, however, it is a highly personal exploration of trauma and coping mechanisms, based on the artist’s experiences as the target of harassment and abuse. Lawhead considers this loud, garish work an interactive zine rather than a video game, but the interaction is one-sided and unpredictable: in this game—as in life—nothing is within the player’s control.

Gallery label from Never Alone: Video Games and Other Interactive Design, September 10, 2022–July 16, 2023
Medium
Video game software
Credit
Gift of the artist
Object number
184.2021
Copyright
© 2023 Nathalie Lawhead
Department
Architecture and Design

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