‘Temple’ gets ‘Minecraft’ makeover

David Best’s ‘Temple’ has been re-created using popular computer game ‘Minecraft’.

Commissioned by Artichoke and The Space in collaboration with CultureTECH, ‘Templecraft’ is an innovative digital arts project inspired by a monumental real–world construction.

Using ‘Minecraft’, artist Adam Clarke, BlockWorks and Sparks built a digital reconstruction of David Best’s Temple, replicating its startling architecture and intricate internal spaces.

Mapped onto a representation of the city of Derry, this extraordinary digital artwork creates the impression of a ‘Temple’ high on a hill, towering over the city below.

‘Minecraft’ players will then be invited to explore the structure online, and leave their own messages, mementos or objects inside its walls, before it too is ceremonially ‘burned’ online on Saturday March 21. Nothing will be left behind. This is an opportunity for the world-wide Minecraft community to experience and participate in a major temporary art work, and for new users of the software to explore a beautiful digital landscape.

To play around with the 3D interactive ‘Minecraft’ model of ‘Temple’ click here

Artist David Best at 'Temple' on Kelly's Field on the Corrody Road. Photo Lorcan Doherty Press Eye

Artist David Best at 'Temple' on Kelly's Field on the Corrody Road. Photo Lorcan Doherty Press Eye

David Best's 'Temple' has been re-created using popular computer game, 'Minecraft'.

David Best's 'Temple' has been re-created using popular computer game, 'Minecraft'.