Villains & Heroes
Marloes de Valk
Interactive Narrative (NL, 2020)
It is Saturday, 3 December 2016, and hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer is hosting the Mercer family’s annual costume party at the Owl’s Nest, Long Island, New York. This year’s theme is “Villains and Heroes.” The press is not allowed access and guests are asked to be discrete. You are one of these guests, invited by accident. In this mix of interactive fiction and investigative journalism, you mingle with the supporters of Trump’s presidential campaign and bullshit your way through conversations with members of the think tanks and lobby groups that promote the denial of climate change.
Marloes de Valk― Artist
Marloes de Valk (Netherlands), creator of Villains & Heroes is a software artist and writer exploring the connections between global warming, our political system and Surveillance Capitalism.