Bluecoat: Online: Bruce Asbestos: The Eye of Newt

Bluecoat: Online: Bruce Asbestos: The Eye of Newt
Bluecoat: Online: Bruce Asbestos: The Eye of Newt


Venue: Bluecoat
Dates: 29/03/2022 - 28/03/2023
Times: All Day


Bruce Asbestos: The Eye Of Newt

Enter an underwater world featuring a yellow worm and a community of frogspawn in this new interactive artwork for iOS and MacOS by Bruce Asbestos.

Time: All day

Date: Tue 29 March 2022 – Tue 28 March 2023

Location: Download for iOS

Bruce Asbestos‘s digital project The Eye of Newt is a playable interactive artwork for iOS and MacOS that extends the characters from his courtyard commission, OK! Cherub!

The project features a yellow worm called Rest and green frogspawn known collectively as The Community. The artwork plays itself, so you can interact as much or as little as you want. It asks an audience to take time out and stop playing, countering the addictive interfaces that are prevalent within screen cultures. The longer you don’t play, the more is unlocked.

You can also play as Rest: pressing the left and right arrows to move the worm and control the direction of the falling frogspawn. The sounds and features will change once the balls have hit all the panels.

Controls

  • Left arrow: press to move the worm Left
  • Right arrow: press to move the worm Right
  • Stick: Drop one stick.
  • Bomb: Reset the game
  • 1/2/3: Change the speed of the falling balls

This is the first release for the app. Further updates will take place over the coming months. For more information, feedback and app support, click here.