A screenshot from "The Wolves," a new piece of interactive art from David Masnato '11.
One day last summer, David Masnato ’11 was talking with some friends about the movie Dances with Wolves and inadvertantly mispoke, calling it Dances without Wolves. Jokingly, his friends suggested that the former Studio Art major use it as the concept for his next piece – and that was that.
Masnato didn’t expect anything to come of the concept. It was just, after all, a mistatement. Soon, though, he found himself at a loss for creative inspiration. “I had some pretty serious, I don’t know if writers block is the right term, but I didn’t know what I wanted to make next,” he said by phone last week. Then, he remembered the jokes about Dances without Wolves and decided to run without.
What came out of those jokes and Masnato’s sort-of writers block is an interactive experience remeniscent of a video game, a children’s book and a movie all at once. Dropping the cinematic name, the work is now called simply The Wolves.
Download the piece below the jump.