Interactive video series
2008 - 2012

A series of 25 screen-based artworks that explores choice and control in interaction. Selfcontrolfreak visitors are prompted to act or react to situations, which may lead to an unexpected turn of events or surprising scenarios.

In 2012 the interactive video series went viral, at its peak in 2013 the series had more than 6.5 million unique visitors.

credits: Daphne Heemskerk, Pascal de man (coding), Dave Vriens (Film). Special thanks to: Reinier Feijen, Michiel Sturm, Arjen de Jong, Nick Koning, Bas de Leijer.

This project was made possible by the Fonds BKVB.

media related:

Article "Interaction Design for Live Action Experiences" (pdf) on theFWA by Dustin Callif from Tool of north America.

Article "Artist's Space: Olivier Otten" (pdf) by contemporary art e-journal …might be good (Fluent~Collab) by Kurt Muller.

video #4 in the Creativity Top 5 selected by Ad Age.

Article "Spelen met Olivier" in NRC (Newspaper) by Ine Poppe.