Chroma / 2001

Text, Design, Programming and Score by Erik Loyer
Art Direction by Anita Lozinska
Additional Programming by Eric Campdoras

Chroma is an award-winning interactive serial in which users interact with fluid, real-time graphics representing the thoughts and feelings of characters exploring issues of race and identity in digital space.

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Winner, 2002 CYBERLOUP / IPL Best Digital Creation Award, Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media
American Museum of the Moving Image, New York
Made possible in part by a Rockefeller Foundation Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship

Chroma Screenshot 1

Chroma’s main characters have discovered an Edenic “natural cyberspace” accessible purely through the mind.

Chroma Screenshot 2

The main character, Duck at the Door, is haunted by a world which constantly misinterprets her.

Chroma Screenshot 3

In this chapter, the main characters are represented as a single living organism undergoing constant transformation.

Chroma Screenshot 4

Here, the user directs a stream of floating squares to successive points on the horizon to activate various sections of a character’s monologue.

Video Documentation

The main menu and all seven of the project’s completed chapters are presented below.