Crossing the Field

"Crossing the Field" is a machinima I made in 2009(a movie recorded inside a virtual world) loop captured inside the virtual world Planet Calypso that is owned by the Swedish company MindArk.

Within this machinima an avatar is trying to cross a field full of monsters. Repeatedly the avatar is killed and transported back to its point of origin where it is revived and forced to start over. The machinima is inspired by Lisbeth Klastrups text "What makes World of Warcraft a World? A note on Death and Dying" which discusses how death is presented in virtual worlds.

Digital culture, play and identity, Edited by Hilde G. Corneliussen and Jill Walker Rettberg, The MIT Press, 2008, page 143-166