Oneiric Gardens – Lilith Zone (USA)
Interactive Game installation
Wednesday February 8th 2017
Sunday February 12th 2017
Curated by: 
Marloes de Vries
At Intersections, MAMA presents Oneiric Gardens, a new interactive game installation by artist Lilith Zone (US). Critically acclaimed in the underground gaming scene, Oneiric Gardens is shown for the first time outside of the USA. In the game, you wander through a series of chambers drawn from half-remembered spaces and feelings. Portrayed as houses from the outside, the chambers form labyrinths and worlds on the inside.
At Intersections, Oneiric Gardens is presented as an installation that gradually lures its players in. Elements from Lilith’s illusory game world surround the computer in a captivating installation, allowing visitors to wander through her visions In Real Life. Look closely, and you might find hidden clues to help you progress through the game.

Lilith’s games combine dark and lowbrow humour, the serene and the occult, and the sober and the destructible. While discarding with the usual rules dictating most video games, they incorporate typical gaming visuals and concepts: exchangeable currencies, collectables, and environmental storytelling, Lilith often subverts the ways such concepts function, describing her works as dreamscapes or surrealistic versions of her reality. These games don’t encourage specific goals, other than offering a tinkering, toy-like experience by testing boundaries and seeing how the game responds.

Lilith Zone creates games, comics, videos, and much more. Her independently released games include Crypt Worlds, Oeneric Castles, Lost Town, and Symbol. She often collaborates with musicians and other independent underground gamers. Lilith distributes many of her games, even unfinished ones, for free online.
This project is made possible with the support of: Het Nieuwe Instituut