Run Motherfucker Run is an interactive installation whereby anyone in good physical condition may try his or her luck in a city of empty streets, deserted intersections, ominous alleyways and unexpected obstacles. When you take position on the treadmill before an enormous 8 x 4 meter screen you are subjected to a mix of film and 3-D imagery. The distance you run on the conveyor belt is the same distance you will cover in the virtual city in front of you. By quickening your pace, the acceleration of the belt as well as the speed of the image increases and depending on your running behavior and the directional choices you make, the progress of the film is determined. A film with an atmosphere somewhere between a thriller chase and urban horror.
A project by Marnix de Nijs in co-operation with Reinier van Brummelen, Noud Heerkens and Boris Debackere
Software development: V2_lab (International Lab for the Unstable Media), Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Producer: RMR_Organisation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Co-producers: Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg) The Netherlands
V2_lab (International Lab for the Unstable Media), Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ZKM das Zentrum für Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany