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Blocked In


Daniel Ernst, Netherlands (2013)

Blocked in is the first in a sequence of diorama’s: For a moment you are going to step into a world in which time has no meaning and the impossible will bring about the end of the world. Sit down, look around and enjoy your view of the end of the world in this intimately detailed “appartment room that is being blocked in by enormous Tetris blocks while they destroy the world” diorama.

Here, being in a virtual space is a full experience in itself – Interactivity is used to enhance the sense of presence, not solve a puzzle or reach the end of a level.

Daniel researched the possibilities of narrative through illusions in his graduation and worked on the Overlord games and Cargo Commander. In addition, he taught art and design at the University of the Arts (HKU) and founded The Shoebox Diorama in 2013.

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