Porpentine Charity Heartscape

Bio

Porpentine Charity Heartscape is a writer, game designer, and dead swamp milf in Oakland. Her work includes xenofemme scifi/fantasy, cursed videogames, and globe-spanning sentient slime molds.
-Exhibited at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, EMP Museum, and the National Gallery of Denmark.
-Commissioned by Vice, the New Inquiry, and Rhizome.
-She is a fellow with Sundance Institute, Creative Capital, and Tiptree.
-Her games and curation contributed to the popularity of accessible text art software Twine.
-this is her favorite interview

She is available for commissioned interactive fiction, games, writing, net art, and whatever weird shit.

a picture of porpentine, aka a selfie of porpentine charity heartscape

Contact

Oakland, CA

slimedaughter.com

Honors

2017 - Whitney Biennial
2016 - Tiptree Fellowship
2016 - Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab Fellowship
2016 - Creative Capital Fellowship
2016 - Rhizome commission, "PSYCHO NYMPH EXILE"
2016 - Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3
2014 - XYZZY Awards for Best Story, Best Individual NPC
2014 - Wordplay Festival Award
2013 - Indiecade Special Recognition Award
2013 - XYZZY Award for Best Writing
2012 - XYZZY Awards for Best Writing, Best Story

Exhibitions

2017 - Tiny Bubbles, San Francisco Art Commission, SF
2 2017 - Whitney Biennial, NY
2017 - Trash Shrine, Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:,NY
2016 - VGA Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 - Deshaciendo Texto, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.
2016 - Vaporents, Voidoid Archive, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
2016 - Mother Lode, Hessel Museum, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY.
2016 - The National Gallery of Denmark in connection with Rolf Nowotny's work Sur Pollen
2016 - PSYCHO NYMPH EXILE, Compliance Division, Portland, OR.
2016 - A Beautiful And Evil Place, Crossroads, San Francisco, CA.
2016 - PSYCHO NYMPH EXILE, First Look, New Museum, New York, NY.
2016 - The Mess, Ditch Projects. Eugene, OR.
2015 - Sur Pollen, Tranen, Hellerupe, Denmark
2015 - Hatching Darknet Queen, Fauna, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 - Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK
2015 - Illuminus, Boston, MA
2015 - Bit Bash, Chicago, IL
2015 - Haxan Festival, Oakland, CA
2015 - Ars Independent Festival, Katowice, Poland
2015 - WordPlay Festival, Toronto, ON
2015 - IMAGES Festival, Toronto, ON
2015 - 3-Legged-Dog Art & Technology Center, New York, NY
2015 - Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK
2015 - Illuminus Festival, Boston, MA
2014-2015 - EMP Museum, Seattle, WA
2014 - WordPlay Festival, Toronto, ON
2013-2014 - Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY
2013 - Indiecade, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Writing

2016 - "Mall School"
2016 - "Vesp: A History of Sapphic Scaphism" Vice 02/05/16
2015 - "Neon Haze" Sub-Q 08/11/15
2015 - "Orifice Clique" Yearbook Office 02/20/2015
2015 - "Games for Girls" The Fanzine 07/10/15
2015 - "Hot Allostatic Load", New Inquiry 05/11/15
2013 - "Parasite", New Inquiry 6/25/2013

Published Work

2016 - PSYCHO NYMPH EXILE, Arcadia Missa
2016 - selected visual art, MACRO : an anthology of images macros, Boost House

Curation

2012 - 2014 Columnist / curator for Rock Paper Shotgun
2014 - Trinketwave Shrine
2014 - Allied Media Conference Arcade

PRESS

"Porpentine Charity Heartscape" Mask Magazine 05/29/17
"Workspace Interview" The Setup 03/21/17
"What Makes Art 'American' in 2017?" Village Voice 03/15/17
"Porpentine Charity Heartscape" Artforum 03/03/17
"Porpentine Charity Heartscape's New Novella is Science-Fiction About Living with Trauma, and Slime Sex " East Bay Express 11/22/16
"Finally: Somebody Built an Adventure Game Using Google Forms" Wired 09/06/16
"WorkStation: The spaces where 22 different game-makers build worlds" Gamasutra 08/01/16
"Doomed Plague Girls: A Cyber Studio Visit With New Media Artist Porpentine" Papermag 04/14/16
"Flesh & Twine" Bitch Magazine 08/11/15
"Gry: przypadki książkowe" HA!ART 51 03/2015
"Play Porpentine Charity Heartscape's Emotional, Irreverant Computer Games" Artspace 06/27/15
"Make Poetry in a Fuck Alley With Porpentine’s New Text-Based Adventure Game" ArtFCity 05/28/15
"Making 'With Those We Love Alive', a Game That Leaves its Mark on You" Animal New York 12/04/14
"Twine, the Video Game Technology for All" New York Times 11/13/14
"The joy of text – the fall and rise of interactive fiction" The Guardian 10/22/14
"Porpentine's Wonderful World of Slime" Giant Bomb 01/21/14
"An Interview with Porpentine, Maker of Mutant Cyber Games" The Hairpin 01/17/2014
"Sup, Holmes? Ep 84 w/ Porpentine" Destructoid 11/19/13
"The poignant vocabulary of Porpentine's Ultra Business Tycoon III" Gamasutra 08/19/13
"Hypersexed Hypertext: Porpentine and the Twine text game revolution" PC Gamer 03/04/13
"Interview with Porpentine, author of howling dogs" Emily Short 11/23/12

Works

2017 - Universal Mental Illness Value of Food
2017 - Miniskirt World Network: Business Slut Online
2017 - Everyone I Know Wants To Be Castrated And Kill Their Family
2016 - Rat Shrine
2016 - World Hell Mall
2016 - Massive Wad of GIFs Spanning Multiple Years of Precious Human Time
2016 - Mall School
2016 - Girlwaste Comic
2016 - PSYCHO NYMPH EXILE
2016 - Homeopathic Essence of Porpentine
2016 - Midnight Museum
2016 - Vesp: A History of Sapphic Scaphism
2016 - Contributed to FINALS FANTASY: Speculative Projects for Game Art Students
2015 - Dream Crypt
2015 - Beautiful Frog
2015 - Trashzine
2015 - Neon Haze
2015 - Aria End
2015 - Eczema Angel Orifice
2015 - Bellular Hexatosis
2015 - This World Is Not My Home
2014 - Pink Zone
2014 - Skulljhabit
2014 - With Those We Love Alive
2014 - Begscape
2014 - Everything You Swallow Will One Day Come Up Like A Stone
2013 - Parasite
2013 - How To Speak Atlantean
2013 - Their Angelical Understanding
2013 - Ultra Business Tycoon III
2013 - Cry$tal Warrior Ke$ha
2013 - Armada
2012 - Howling Dogs
2012 - Cyberqueen

Freelance Writing

2013 - Fleshcult
2015 - Black Watchmen