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081.E.W.Walters

E.W.Walters

“My educational background is varied and very rich. Originally, I
graduated with a degree in English from both a Polish and a British
university. In 2008”

detailed biography

WORK
netart by e.w.walters (Poland)

title
A WITCH TRIAL

year of production
2010

used technology (software etc)
html, php

Witch Trial consists of three parts: the blog, the game and the map. If you would like to unlock the project, the best way is to follow the three steps procedure:

STEP 1: Visit this blog Visit this blog

and find out about the problem of contemporary Witch Trials and Witch Hunts cases

STEP 2: Have your say and protest against the abuse. Leave a comment or follow the link to a Radical Cartography Project – A Witch Trial Game

http://www.witch-trial.za.pl

This tiny game application allows you to experience the questioning commonly used during witch trials. The questions used in the game come from Salem witch trials transcripts, so they are pretty accurate. The application also allows you to view other people’s defence statements. After the sentencing message, make sure to click ‘LEAVE’ to view a map with all entries.

STEP 3: Take part in the trial and answer the questions. Your trial will be recorded and hidden under a silent silhouette.

http://www.witch-trial.za.pl/map.php

Witch Trial Project has been created at Poznań’s Fine Arts Academy, Intermedia department.
The main aim is to reach a large number of people worldwide with reliable information about the issue. I believe that the game part gives people a dual opportunity: 1) to experience what it would be like for a modern, contemporary person to be subjected to such inhumane treatment, but also to realise how little the victims can do to defend themselves; 2) to leave their mark, their voice hidden under a silent silhouette.

By taking part in the ‘Witch Trial Game’, we can build up a database of statements protesting against this inhumane violation of human rights. Let the map, which appears at the end of the game with its silent silhouettes of people, become a powerful reminder about the issue, as well as, a commemoration of those who lost their lives due to unfair prosecutions.

netart by e.w.walters (Poland)