Loss of Grasp

Description (in English): 

“Loss of Grasp” is an interactive narrative about the notions of grasp and control. What happens when one has the impression of losing control in life, of losing control of his/her own life? Six scenes tell the story of a man that is losing himself. “Loss of Grasp” plays with the grasp and the loss of grasp and invites the reader to experiment with these feelings in an interactive work.

Description (in French): 

Déprise est une création sur les notions de prise et de contrôle. 
Quand a-t-on l’impression d’être en situation de prise ou de perte de prise dans la vie ? 
Six scènes racontent l’histoire d’un homme en pleine déprise. 
Parallèlement, ce jeu sur prise et déprise permet de mettre en scène la situation du lecteur d’une œuvre interactive.

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Technical notes: 

The piece requires headphones (or loudspeakers) and a webcam (for the fifth scene). The interaction with the piece lasts about 10 minutes.

Critical writing that references this work:

Title Author Year
Digital Fiction and the Unnatural Astrid Ensslin, Alice Bell 2021
Digital Literature in France Serge Bouchardon 2012
Digital Poesi. Æstetisk Analyse og det Mediales Rolle i Kunstværkers Kommunikation Mette-Marie Zacher Sørensen 2013
Electronic Literature Scott Rettberg 2018
Electronic Literature and the Effects of Cyberspace on the Body Xiana Sotelo, Maya Zalbidea Paniagua 2014
Electronic Publishing Erin Costello 2011
ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature 2012
Grasp All, Lose All: Loss of Grasp and Non-Functional Digital Interfaces in Electronic Literature Diogo Marques 2016
I Love E-Poetry Leonardo L. Flores 2011
Literature in a State of Emergency Davin Heckman 2014
Loss of Grasp : Teknikliderlige mænd i midtvejskrise Mette-Marie Zacher Sørensen 2010
Making Sense of the Digital as Embodied Experience Serge Bouchardon, Asunción López-Varela Azcárate 2011
Non-Translation as Poetic Experience Ottar Ormstad 2012
Poetic fingerprints: digital literature’s countercultural and metamedial integration of vision and touch Diogo Marques 2017
Reading and Teaching Gender Issues in Electronic Literature and New Media Art Maya Zalbidea Paniagua 2011
Reading Digits – Haptic Reading Processes in the Experience of Digital Literary Works Diogo Marques 2018
Subversive Writing and the Digital Text Davin Heckman 2011
Technics and Violence in Electronic Literature Davin Heckman 2011
To Grasp or not to Grasp. A Phenomenological Approach to Serge Bouchardon's E-Literary Pieces Maja Murnik 2013
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