ovo/\map is an augmented reality sculptural map that is part of OVO, an ongoing artistic research project exploring the mechanics of world-building. OVO’s world unfolds in three acts, over the period of one month, scattered through three locations including panke.gallery Berlin, tranzit Budapest and a forest swamp in Csongrád, Hungary. ovo/\map, as the first iteration of the world-building project, serves as a temporary afunctional map for the world of OVO.
About the artist
TAMÁS PÁLL is a researcher, game designer and developer working in Budapest and Berlin. His works and collaborations have been showcased at The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Panke Gallery, Berlin; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest; Transmediale, Berlin; MeetFactory, Prague. He is a co-founder of the Rites Network art collective and the Hollow.Systems artist group. His research and artistic focus is on worldbuilding, and his methodology stems from the exploration of emergent world-systems, non-human technologies, performative spaces and experimental role-playing. Páll is a PhD candidate at the University of Applied Arts Vienna’s Artistic Research programme, where he explores new forms of collective world-building and computational simulation as a prefigurative practice via extending and testing the concept of Xenoreality. Since 2018 he participated in a number of group residencies with his collaborative works in Prague at MeetFactory, Divadlo X10 and Neiro; in Berlin at Trust, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and Montag Modus; and in Budapest at SIN Production, AQB Project Space amongst others, and received grants for his group based projects from Goethe Institut, iPortunus (Creative Europe) and Visegrad Fund.