Who is the Player?

Video Artist: Marina Blinova
Country: Year: Duration: 5 min 44 sec


Made in compliance with brand rules for non- commercial use a mini-film made in Minecraft (Creative Mode).

We can hear the main character’s inner monologue. Torn from his past and unable to make sense of the world around him he questions his own identity, the reality of things happening and his consciousness. We see the level of perception of a certain streamer who is possibly controlling our character in the game. Are the personalities of the player and the character the same? Who is the player? Whose monologue is it? A person who has lost his memory, or an artificial intellect who acquired consciousness in the game — or is it just the stream of thoughts of the film’s creator?

Marina Blinova

Born in 1984 in Leningrad, USSR. Graduated from the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications specializing in audio and video engineering. Since 2008 she has worked as a motion graphic designer and motion artist. In 2018 she studied at the New Media Laboratory of the Alexandrinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia). Participant of many group exhibitions and laboratories such as the Experimental Interaction Design Course (St. Petersburg, Russia), the “Culture of Future” laboratory at ITMO University (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the Art-a-Hack Program (St. Petersburg, Russia). Marina is interested in exploring human/ machine perceptions, AI systems and their design. She prefers working on projects that uncover different layers of reality, mixing together different types of media. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.