Jafar Hejazi, Misrule
Augment yourself to a misruled reality.
This project has roots in a Persian ceremony called Mir-e-Nowruzi. The carnivalesque ritual of electing a commoner to rule for one to five days over the country. Mir-e-Nowruzi enjoys considerable authority, including the prerogative to punish his subjects.
With the help of augmented reality, this ritual will be an outdoor multiplayer game.
The leading role of the game is the commoner who runs the game. The king/queen gives every player a role as a minister. It/She/He commands them to interact with specific AR content in different places.
From a conceptual point of view, this project questions authority and obedience.
A collaboration between Silke Gerinckx and Jafar.