Bonus Levels celebrates the independent spirit of the
galleries and artist-run spaces of Art Licks Weekend by
bringing them together in a collaborative video game.
DIY movements come from the combined efforts
of people who take initiative. Unable to afford
commercial real estate rates in London, this
phenomenon results in emerging galleries and
art collectives occupying the fringes of the city.
Bonus Levels is an ideal tower where these
places are brought together in a single place.
Each floor in the tower is dedicated to a gallery
participating in the festival, and the structure
and curatorial concept of their physical space
is reflected in its virtual double.
From white cubes to dark performance spaces and psychogeographic maps, the game invites each player to explore an alternate reality. In this zone, light is saturated, sound is heightened and time and space collapse. As players explore, the tower becomes a mashup of perspectives for the digital flaneur.
Bonus Levels launched on 3rd October in an immersive gaming zone at the White Building in Hackney Wick.
RESIDENTS OF THE TOWER
Bonus Levels by Lawrence Lek is a utopian video game environment featuring London's alternative art spaces gathered together into a collective skyscraper.