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The Arrival is the opening scene from my game "Nepenthe Zone", where a troubled wanderer lands on a mysterious abandoned island rumoured to make visitors forget their past sorrows.

Named after the elixir for forgetting from Greek mythology, Nepenthe Zone is also inspired by the architecture of healing environments and the poetic travelogues of Basho. The GIF series encapsulates key moments of the player's journey.

I’ve included this work in the Tribute to Herbert W. Franke as it relates to his novel Der Orchideenkäfig (The Orchid Cage), where an alien planet is discovered with one fully-automated – but abandoned – city. This theme of ‘Ubi sunt?’ (‘Where are they now?’) is something I think about often. What might our present look like from the future? Ruined environment or empty utopia?

75% of the proceeds from primary sales will be donated to the art meets science – Foundation Herbert W. Franke, supporting the preservation and legacy of his artwork. https://www.tribute-hwf.com/

The GIFs were made from screen captures of the 2022 edition of the game which was commissioned for the group exhibition "Cloud Walkers" at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2022–January 8, 2023.

GIF 1280x720px, 10fps, 9.8mb Original Game built in Unreal Engine, Modelled in Rhino3D. Soundtrack produced on Elektron Digitone FM Synthesizer. Additional 3D Modelling by Robin Simpson.

Nepenthe Zone (Seoul Edition 2022) collection image

In the game "Nepenthe Zone", a troubled wanderer lands on a mysterious abandoned island rumoured to make visitors forget their past sorrows.

This NFT series encapsulates key moments of the game journey. Inspired by both healing environments in gaming and the poetic travelogues of Haiku master Basho, the game continues Lawrence Lek's longstanding exploration of virtual worlds as psychological landscapes.

The collection launched with 'The Arrival', an NFT produced as part of a Tribute fundraiser for computer art pioneer Herbert W. Franke.
https://www.tribute-hwf.com/

The GIFs were made from screen captures of the 2022 edition of the game which was commissioned for the group exhibition "Cloud Walkers" at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2022–January 8, 2023.

-- Lawrence Lek 陆明龙 is a London-based artist, filmmaker, and musician working with video game engines, simulation, and architecture.

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The Arrival is the opening scene from my game "Nepenthe Zone", where a troubled wanderer lands on a mysterious abandoned island rumoured to make visitors forget their past sorrows.

Named after the elixir for forgetting from Greek mythology, Nepenthe Zone is also inspired by the architecture of healing environments and the poetic travelogues of Basho. The GIF series encapsulates key moments of the player's journey.

I’ve included this work in the Tribute to Herbert W. Franke as it relates to his novel Der Orchideenkäfig (The Orchid Cage), where an alien planet is discovered with one fully-automated – but abandoned – city. This theme of ‘Ubi sunt?’ (‘Where are they now?’) is something I think about often. What might our present look like from the future? Ruined environment or empty utopia?

75% of the proceeds from primary sales will be donated to the art meets science – Foundation Herbert W. Franke, supporting the preservation and legacy of his artwork. https://www.tribute-hwf.com/

The GIFs were made from screen captures of the 2022 edition of the game which was commissioned for the group exhibition "Cloud Walkers" at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2022–January 8, 2023.

GIF 1280x720px, 10fps, 9.8mb Original Game built in Unreal Engine, Modelled in Rhino3D. Soundtrack produced on Elektron Digitone FM Synthesizer. Additional 3D Modelling by Robin Simpson.

Nepenthe Zone (Seoul Edition 2022) collection image

In the game "Nepenthe Zone", a troubled wanderer lands on a mysterious abandoned island rumoured to make visitors forget their past sorrows.

This NFT series encapsulates key moments of the game journey. Inspired by both healing environments in gaming and the poetic travelogues of Haiku master Basho, the game continues Lawrence Lek's longstanding exploration of virtual worlds as psychological landscapes.

The collection launched with 'The Arrival', an NFT produced as part of a Tribute fundraiser for computer art pioneer Herbert W. Franke.
https://www.tribute-hwf.com/

The GIFs were made from screen captures of the 2022 edition of the game which was commissioned for the group exhibition "Cloud Walkers" at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2022–January 8, 2023.

-- Lawrence Lek 陆明龙 is a London-based artist, filmmaker, and musician working with video game engines, simulation, and architecture.

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