Swimmer
by qubibi

During sleep, you do not have the control over your body, but you are also not totally out of control. Images and dreams come and go. It is as if you are swimming, or being forced to swim, between reality and dream. This artwork features “swimmers” from all walks of life. As long as you let them be, they will keep swimming, for a mere hour or minute of your day. If you fall asleep in front of your computer, and you set this software to be your screensaver, it should be an interesting sight to watch.

By the way, the swimmers were asked a few simple questions. They will answer them one by one, during their sleep.

Below is a list of swimmers who appear in this software.
Ai Aizawa / EICO / Takayuki Fukatsu / Giga / Keita Kitamura / Nodoka Kagaya / Mayumi Narita / Yugo Nakamura / Kakeru Otsuka / Ryoko Okamoto / Erica Sakai / Tomohito Shukunami / toshi / Hideyuki Taniguchi / Shinichi Takiba / Taro Yasui / Morihito Kumano
Thank you.
Thanks to Erica from tha for all the translations.

If you would like to be a swimmer, don’t hesitate to contact. (http://www.qubibi.net/)

This artwork is an interactive screensaver. Please try this just like you would use a traditional screensaver.

If you use Mac OS X 10.6, wake Swimmer up by clicking the mouse.
You may fail to exit the screensaver in Mac. In such case, press ESC key to quit it.



うつらうつらといねむりをしているその時、身体は意のままにならず、けれど無力というわけでもなく、目には夢や思考が現れては消える。眠りと現実の間をゆらゆらと泳いでいるかのよう、または泳がされているかのよう。
この作品に登場するのは、年齢や職業も様々な「スイマー」達。そうっとしている限り、彼らはそこから抜け出すことはありません。あなたの一日の中、許されるだけの時間。
あなたがもしコンピューターの前でいねむりをして、そうして始まるスクリーンセーバーがこのスイマーだとしたら。それはとても興味深い絵となるかもしれません。

そうそう、スイマーにはいくつかの簡単な質問をしました。この作品の中で、うつらうつらとしながらも、彼らは答えてくれるでしょう。

スイマーとなっていいただいた方々をここに記します。
Ai Aizawa / EICO / Takayuki Fukatsu / Giga / Keita Kitamura / Nodoka Kagaya / Mayumi Narita / Yugo Nakamura / Kakeru Otsuka / Ryoko Okamoto / Erica Sakai / Tomohito Shukunami / toshi / Hideyuki Taniguchi / Shinichi Takiba / Taro Yasui / Morihito Kumano
ありがとうございました。
また、様々な言葉を訳してくれたthaの坂井さん、ありがとうございました。

もし、あなたがスイマーになっていただけるのならば、是非ご連絡を。(http://www.qubibi.net/)

この作品はインタラクティブ性のあるスクリーンセーバーとなっています。通常のスクリーンセーバーと同じ様にご使用下さい。

System Requirements

OS

Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6 (Except for 10.6.0)

CPU

Win: Intel Pentium 4, Centrino, Xeon, or Core Duo (or compatible) processor
Mac: Intel Core Duo processor

Memory

2GB or Higher

HDD

70MB of Available Hard-disk Space

Graphics

Intel GM3100, Radeon 9600, GeForce 6800 or higher, OpenGL

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  • Free to Try
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  • Please test the software with the trial version. By purchasing the license, you will be able to view 17 swimmers.

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qubibi

Born in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, 1977. Used to live with mother in the beginning. Later moved in with a new family. Was taken around bars while still young. Hostesses used to like me a lot. I stopped going to school. Played game at home. Cried out of fear when collectors banged at the door for money. Father ran away, got caught. Graduated elementary school. Got into an accident and hurt my neck. Father came back. Father died. Graduated secondary high. Worked at Nihonbashi Textile Processing Factory. Got into an accident, almost died, and hurt my neck. Got into music. Quit point drawing. Bought a Mac. Met some weird people. Said goodbye. Unknowingly entered a bad content design firm and quit immediately. Was scared for days after I quit because the company got hold of me. Worked and quit a number of jobs. At age 21, discovered the fun of design. Eventually got married. Had a kid. Got separated. Got the kid. Taking care of the kid. Working quietly under the label “qubibi.” Would like to make a lot of things.

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