Dark Room (Gray Scale, White Noise)

Nightwood Theatre

Toronto, Ontario, CAN  1998

Dark Room (Gray Scale, White Noise) is an interactive CD-ROM artwork based on a text by the playwright Beth Herst. An initial live performance was developed at Nightwood Theatre in Toronto in 1997 and was composed by a collaborative of Director Alisa Palmer, Philip Beesley (digital imagery synthesis and projection design), Beth Herst (writer) and Lisa Mark (critic and visual artist) working with four actors. The digital version of Dark Room fuses the formal resources of hypermedia – integrated text, sound, still images and animation – with a thematically determined link structure to create a narrative environment that is both an electronic text and an on-screen event.