Asylum imago

Digital exhibition, 2021

Welcome to the exhibition Asylum imago

Asylum imago is a study project, an experimental and artistic exploration of the digital exhibition. It examines the use and embodiment of archival material through spatial experiences, immersion and interaction as a way of mediation. It explores various possibilities with the digital material where it is ability to overlook physical limitations to, for example, visual, audio, narrative and movement.

The content in the showroom is created from digital archive materials transformed into a 3D world. The archive material is from Dumfries and Galloway Archives and Local Studies, Wellcome Library | Crichton Royal Hospital . The material has a CC BY-NC licens.


    “[...] an asylum was a spectacle; worthy of public visitors [...]”        
        -Lalita Kaplish



The exhibition is game inspired in its design and above you can see some video clips from it. Below you can read about how one got around in the experience.

To get around in the showroom, use the following commands:

The W, A, S and D keys or the arrow keys to move forward, backward, right and left.

The Q and E keys to move up and down on the different levels in the exhibition.

Use the mouse to look around in the space.

If you see some yellow lines, it means that you are on your way away from the exhibition objects.

Press the X key to end the tour.

Reload the webpage to re-enter.

A tip is that the experience will be more pleasant if you use a mouse and the keys W, A, S and D, but it is quite possible to use a mouse pad and arrow keys. Also, do not miss using the Q and E keys.