Exhibition by institution: a culture work simulator

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Morrison Fox, Amber Rose
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Fine Arts
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Art
Exhibition by Institution: A Culture Work Simulator is an art museum simulator through the first-person perspective of an entry-level cultural worker. The simulator is based on Nanaimo Art Gallery, a regional, publicly funded, art museum in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The premise of the simulator is inspired by tasks required of entry-level gallery employees, some real and others more poetic, and it poses a critique of institutions spurred by neoliberal structures of funding that cause persistent job insecurity in the arts and culture sector. This artwork is a three-dimensional environmental narrative created through an emergent process with digital tools, transposing and appropriating a local organization as a way of exploring virtual space.
simulator , video game , environmental narrative , cultural worker , space , regional institutions , labour , institutional critique , precarity , memory , new media , Nanaimo , locality , organizational theory , collaboration , phenomenology , appropriation , Video games in art , Institutional Critique (Art movement) , Art museums--British Columbia--Nanaimo--Computer simulation , Art museums--Employees--Computer simulation , Precarious employment , Virtual reality in art--Exhibitions , New media art--21st century--Exhibitions , Appropriation (Art) , Virtual reality--Exhibitions , Entry-level employees--Computer simulation , Dissertations, Academic