Porpentine Charity Heartscape

Bio

Porpentine Charity Heartscape is a writer, game designer, and dead swamp milf based in Oakland. She is a 2016 Creative Capital Emerging Fields and 2016 Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab fellow, and a 2017 Whitney Biennialist. She's won the XYZZY and Indiecade awards, had her work displayed at EMP Museum, the National Gallery of Denmark, and The Museum of the Moving Image, been profiled by the NYTimes, and commissioned by Vice, the New Inquiry, and Rhizome. Her games and curation contributed to the contemporary hypertext renaissance and the popularity of accessible text art software Twine.

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

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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 - 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

"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 - Miniskirt World Network: Business Slut Online
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