The Liar of the Marrow Monkey


The Lair of the Marrow Monkey, one of the first websites to be added to the permanent collection of a major art museum, is an experiment in using a dynamic, abstract interface to communicate memory, emotion and narrative.

Each disc represents a chapter of the work; with the mouse the user can rotate a disc to the front and then grab it with the triangular pincers. "Mnemonic membraneā€ allows users to play with a dynamic surface which is sensitive to words and contains memories. In an other chapter, the user enacts the story by touching typographic elements which have dynamic behaviours that express the meaning of the text. Or elsewhere each word of the monologue explodes across the screen with realistic physics, while the individual letters constantly maintain their left-to right ordering.

Launch project