A short work of digital poetry for browsers and Virtual Reality
An elemental metaphor about wrestling with depression, The Water Cave – or ‘Thanner Kuhai’, the first work of electronic literature to be available in Tamil – transports the reader/player into an immersive environment where language becomes intertwined with nature in a flooded subterranean world.
Navigate tunnels and passageways teeming with strange life and shadows of words. Submerge beneath the water. Or seek escape to the surface. Featured at the Electronic Literature Organisation Conference Media Show in Montreal (2017), The Water Cave will next be shown as part of the Madrid International Literature Festival’s ‘FUERA DE PÁGINA (OUT OF PAGE) exhibition at Matadero Madrid.
Written and developed by Andy Campbell. Co-created with and translated by Shanmugapriya T. Music by Alex Rushfirth.