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The game begins with the Player stepping in front of the Kinect Camera. Doing so reveals a young woman standing in front of a mirror. In the mirror's reflection the young woman, along with an ominous audience can be seen. The sound of the audience can be heard, whose demanding mumbles manifest into a shadow casting over the young woman. The audience wants her to perform- as the puppet for its master...



Gone From an Age: A Fitting is a Kinect based digital art installation that explores the relationship between cultural and personal expectations of body image. The game is an interactive theatrical performance where the player takes the role of a young woman in front of a large mirror, with an audience watching her in its reflection. The audience and the game itself prompts the player to twist, contort and bend his/her body in order to progress. Doing so receives approval from the audience and game, but at the cost of the player’s discomfort.

Using the motion control capabilities of the Kinect we are able to make an abstraction of the discomfort many people put themselves through in the name of a perceived beauty. The project is a satirical piece where the game itself represents societal pressure, which the player must choose to succumb to or not. Our intention is to challenge players enough for them to want to play but eventually put them through enough discomfort that they start to question their own participation. Ultimately we hope this leads to applying this same mindset to real life situations.

Update: Check out our featured article on Kill Screen by Joseph Bernstein titled "This art game actually judges your body"

We are launching this Kickstarter in hopes of having the installation join the Art Works For Change exhibition, Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art. We have been invited by Randy Rosenberg, Director of Art Works For Change; and if we receive the necessary funding the completed project will have the chance to join the exhibition. Getting funding from Kickstarter will pay for the hardware to travel with the show and the shipping costs to send the hardware to the different locations, and the development costs to help finish the project.

To help be as transparent as possible, here is the most recent breakdown of our estimated budget:

  • Crate, case & vitrine (includes labor and storage): $2,000-2,500
  • Overall shipping (crate and CPU shipment): $1,500-2,000 
  • Back-up equipment: $2000
  • Monitor (42"-55"): $1,000-1,500
  • Miscellaneous funds (incentive adjustment, leotards and tights for video, site domain, etc): $700-950
  • CPU: $700
  • Kinect: $150
  • Fees: 8-10% of goal

Total costs (if we get the full $15,000, before development costs)

  • *Low-end: $9,252; 
  • *High-end: $11,300  

*The remainder will go toward any other unforeseen costs and anything left over will go toward development costs. 

Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art is a multi-media traveling contemporary art exhibition that utilizes works by world-class artists to promote awareness of the root causes of violence against women. This exhibition aims to create empathy for women’s stories, foster a dialogue about the pervasiveness of violence against women; and inspire the belief that women and girls can be empowered with new behavioral choices.

Upcoming tour dates:

  • The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Jan – March 2013
  • Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
    April– Aug 2013
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg , South Africa*
    Sept– Dec 2013

*If for any reason we cannot make it to any of the listed venues (ie: they do not have the proper accommodations for our installation), we plan to submit to other galleries/museums

We will also be working with members from the digital/interactive/creative services + development agency/collective: Branger_Briz

Not only will your help provide us with an opportunity to speak to audiences across the globe, but this will also help give more interactive media a place in a fine arts environment. We are true believers that games are not just entertainment, but a true form of art. 

Please pledge any amount that you can. We are eternally grateful. 

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    Digital soundtrack featuring music from the game. Plus your name featured on aFitting.org and our personal thanks and updates about the project.

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    13"x9" A Fitting exhibition poster, plus personal thanks and updates. Along with this your name will be featured on aFitting.org and you will get our personal thanks and updates about the project.
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    Digital download of the game, 13"x9" A Fitting exhibition poster and digital soundtrack featuring music from the game. Along with a digital download your name will also be in the credits. This also includes your name featured on aFitting.org and our personal thanks and updates about the project.
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    Mini-documentary (15-20mins) digital download following the production of the game. We'll also include a digital download of the game with your name in the credits and the digital soundtrack. This also includes your name featured on aFitting.org and our personal thanks and updates about the project. *Microsoft Kinect not included

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    Digital download of the game, original sketch by Blair Kuhlman and digital soundtrack featuring music from the game. Along with a digital download, your name will also be in the credits. This also includes your name featured on aFitting.org and our personal thanks and updates about the project.
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    Become an audience member and get a digital download of the game. Your likeness will be used to concept one of the audience members in the game. Along with a digital download, your name will also be in the credits. This also includes your name featured on aFitting.org and our personal thanks and updates about the project.
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    A framed mirror with a laser cut etching of the main character. We'll also include a digital download of the game with your name in the credits and the digital soundtrack. This also includes your name featured on aFitting.org and our personal thanks and updates about the project. *Microsoft Kinect not included *Please include additional $20 for international shipping (for framed mirror)

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    A Fitting exhibition 3.5"x6" printed production handbook featuring sketches, development diaries and personal excerpts about the themes explored in the game by Amanda Dittami and Blair Kuhlman. We'll also include a digital download of the game with your name in the credits and the digital soundtrack. This also includes your name featured on aFitting.org and our personal thanks and updates about the project. *Microsoft Kinect not included *Please include additional $10 for international shipping (for printed copy of handbook)

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    A Fitting exhibition 3.5"x6" printed production handbook featuring sketches, development diaries and personal excerpts about the themes explored in the game by Amanda Dittami and Blair Kuhlman and Mini-documentary (15-20mins) dvd following the production of the game. We'll also include a digital download of the game with your name in the credits and the digital soundtrack. This also includes your name featured on aFitting.org and our personal thanks and updates about the project. *Microsoft Kinect not included *Please include additional $10 for international shipping (for printed copy of handbook)

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    Physical copy of the game, made personally by Amanda Dittami and Blair Kuhlman , A Fitting exhibition 3.5"x6" printed production handbook featuring sketches, development diaries and personal excerpts about the themes explored in the game by Amanda Dittami and Blair Kuhlman and Mini-documentary (15-20mins) dvd following the production of the game. This also includes the soundtrack, your name in the credits of the game and featured on aFitting.org. Plus our personal thanks and updates about the project.
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