What is CulverLand?
CulverLand is a temporary artwork and functioning game created by John Derevlany. It was funded by an arts grant from the City of Culver City, and installed as part of the 2010 IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games in Culver City.
How do you play CulverLand?
Imagine a giant board game, where YOU are the playing piece. Players move forward on the game board based on the colors of passing cars. For more information, click here for rules.
Where is CulverLand located?
In Culver City, California, on the sidewalk just east of 9400 Culver Blvd. (near The Culver Hotel). For directions and map, click here.
How big is CulverLand?
90 feet long, by 18 feet wide. Each square on the gameboard is 6 ft. X 6 ft.
How long will CulverLand be here?
Sept. 30, 2010 - Oct. 31, 2010. It is a TEMPORARY work of art, and should be fully removed by November 1, 2010.
What is CulverLand made of?
Most of the squares were installed with an eco-friendly, temporary marking paint called EZ-Paint. Lettering and logos were applied with giant, hand-cut plastic stencils and non-toxic Mythic paint. See news & videos for more info.
The art of CulverLand
CulverLand is a sprawling work of Minimalism. inspired by Piet Montrian and, more importantly, Milton Bradley (they made the game "Candyland"). It is meant to celebrate the play grid inherent in all games (both electronic and non-electronic), as well as finally finding a fun use for all this traffic we have to deal with every day. Don't let traffic drive you nuts -- let it drive your gameplay!
How were the colors chosen?
The colors of the gamboard in "CulverLand" -- black, white, gray/silver, blue, red, and green -- are based on the 6 most popular car colors in North America, according to a 2009 survey by Dupont Paint. (Technically, brown is more popular than green, but it just didn't look very nice.) The Colors of CulverLand.
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Indiecade

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John Derevlany

Culverland artwork and game

Now CLOSED in Culver City, CA

CulverLand looking West

"CulverLand" is a temporary artwork and game by John Derevlany that will be installed in downtown Culver City (directions) for the month of October 2010, as part of the IndieCade Festival of Independent Games.

Players move on the 90-foot long gameboard according to the colors of passing cars (rules).

The game's colors are based on the six most popular car colors in North America

To see a three minute video of it's installation, click here.  To see photos, click here.

 

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