Nexploria
Digital participatory work

Nexploria is an artistic experience, playful and social, freely accessible on an interactive machine. Equipped with a headset, the user/explorer navigates on the machine’s interface, selects fragments of music, words and background sounds, assembles them and shares his creation on the platform.

A hybrid piece of work: poetry, sound, music… and video game

Like in video games, the graphic interface of Nexploria is a map, on which the user is invited to choose a point. He thus reaches a creation step, where he assembles sounds and words to put together, which become his piece. In saving his creation, the piece is added to the map and becomes available online for anyone who wants to listen to it. (https://www.studio-hapax.com/nexploria/en)

 

Listen to more music by accessing the online version: https://studio-hapax.com/nexploria/en

Modifying technology on the web to create new meaning

By use of the desert theme, the texts and music evoke solitude in a hyper-connected world, the gradual disintegration of human connection that the internet propagates. In contrast, Nexploria proposes modifying technology on the web to instead make a space for experimentation and collaboration, rid of any commercial goal. The group of individuals, gathered at the center of a single digital platform, unites while still maintaining their individuality to invest, explore and cultivate the expanse of Nexploria.

Devant ces potentialités multiples, l’ensemble des individus, rassemblés au sein d’une même plate-forme numérique, s’unissent en conservant leurs singularités pour investir, explorer et créer ensemble. Les énergies de chacun font émerger une dynamique qui donne vie à une œuvre commune, surgie d’un espace où jadis rien ne semblait possible. Nexploria, par son message implicite, invite les utilisateurs à dépasser les contradictions apparentes, et à conjurer le sentiment d’une solitude essentielle à notre société, en fédérant les forces personnelles pour élaborer une œuvre collective. Le désert, par définition absence et impossibilité de toute de forme de vie, devient ici la matière première-même de la création artistique.

Nexploria was presented at the mediatheque José Cabanis (Toulouse, FR) , at Nantes Digital Week (septembre 2019), au festival Traverse Vidéo (2020)…