27 Sep 2020


In this skin

By Emma Hartley

POP Canberra, Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT, Australia.


There is no one way to play this game. There is no one way in which we experience.

Content warming: sexual violence

Approximate is the first iteration of a new work in development by Emma Hartley, a writer working in the interactive fiction form for the first time.

Thematically, this work burrows into the ambiguities and silences of sexual violence narratives. The game navigates through the complexities of identity, the slipperiness of memory, and social taboos. Do you trust it enough to enter?

This work is designed to be experienced by one person at a time.

In your half hour session, you will enter a space and use the provided laptop to Play The Game. The artist, Emma, will be on hand after you play to talk to you about your experience of interacting with the work and receive your feedback.

Booking required for sessions between 12pm-2pm. Walk ups encouraged between 2pm-3pm.