Feromon Now is a site-specific game that will be played simultaneously in the artificial, architectural forest of David Chipperfield’s exhibition Sticks and Stones at the Neue Nationalgalerie as well as in a small, natural forest near the museum. The game is open to all festival visitors. One round of the game lasts thirty minutes, one session consists of two rounds with approximately twenty-five minutes for players to switch locations.
In Feromon Now, players become members of rival ant colonies who must search for food by tracking emerging pheromone paths in a forest. During the game, a random walk from tree to tree gradually shifts into following an optimised path of food transportation: players collectively embody the shift from randomness to order.
By switching locations between the forest and exhibition space, both teams experience the different feelings of emergent order in natural vs. architectural topography.
Feromon Now is an event-based game developed by Dr. Viktor Bedö, originally created for the 2010 You Are Go urban game festival organised by Invisible Playground.
To sign up for the next available game session please visit www.tacitdimension.com/feromonnow.