Dasha Ilina, Sofia Haines
In their first collaborative piece, Choose Your Own Quarantine, Sofia Haines and Dasha Ilina indulge in their mutually dry, yet lighthearted sense of humor to create an experimental project that attempts to toy with our experience of past, present, and future.
Choose Your Own Quarantine is a web-based game that is inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books series first made popular in the 1980s. There is a carefully designed breadcrumb trail of action and consequence, making a tangible visualization of the ways in which we are forced to reckon with our choices; here, each user may experience redemption and condemnation in equal part. Over several weeks of writing and editing, they drew inspiration from their anxieties, fears, and hopes to create a vast world of possibility.
is a Russian digital artist based in Paris, France. Her work explores the relationship we develop with the digital devices we use on a daily basis, specifically in regards to the human body. Ilina’s work centers around the notions of care and technology, DIY practices and low-tech solutions to examine various issues such as phone addiction, tech-related health problems and privacy in the digital age. She is the founder of the Center for Technological Pain, a center that proposes DIY solutions to health problems caused by digital technologies. Her work has been exhibited at institutions such as Centre Pompidou (FR), MU Artspace (NL), Gaîté Lyrique (FR), Hartware Medienkunstverein Dortmund (DE), as well as various talks, workshops, and performances held internationally.
is an American screenwriter, playwright, and poet based in Paris, France. Her work centers around the biographical moments behind the growing pains of young adulthood as well as shifting traditional family dynamics in the wake of loss and change. Before graduating Colorado College with a degree in English studies with a concentration in Film in 2018, Haines was the recipient of the prestigious The Colorado College Grant in Writing awarded for her full-length historical fiction screenplay, Wretched. In 2017, she worked as an assistant editor on the acclaimed feature documentary NETIZENS which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018.