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The Courtyard


Extensive sitemap, subscription information, FAQ, and metablog posts tailored toward the explanation of Gray House.

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The Courtyard


Extensive sitemap, subscription information, FAQ, and metablog posts tailored toward the explanation of Gray House.

COME HOME TO GRAY HOUSE

On the second floor, there waits the unassuming and anonymous centerpiece of the House; a stone fountain surrounded by the giant leaves of fig and bamboo trees under the glow from cheap track lighting installations. The shiny faces from wishful pennies are blurred by the gently rippling water. The brownish-gray tile flooring is the same found in hundreds of public bathrooms and squeaks under your shoes through the Courtyard; the Gray Family homage to the Sherman Oaks Galleria, circa 1983.

Courtyard

The parameters of the Courtyard form a dodecagon, each of the 12 walls with numbered doors at their centers. 12 doors and none match in color or material or weight but only in measure; their own and their distance away from the next. These are the doors to the Clock of Bedrooms.

QUESTIONS?

Check out the Gray House Guide & FAQ. Whether you're just curious to know more about how this experiment of ours works or you're seriously considering a subscription, it'll be a deeply informative read with an chance to submit more questions if you see that we've neglected to explain something.

Just subscribed? Wander aimlessly the House or find a more linear way to proceed by following the Your Involvement section of the FAQ.

The Gray House experiment is an arts and literature movement wherein fictional characters come to life online and interact with real people, together creating an addictive and darkly magical world of make-believe.

This is the headquarters of the fully-interactive role playing experiment. Made of many moving parts and no shortage of things to do, here you’ll find live updates, artistic prompts, and endless possibilities for collaboration with the fictional Gray Family, played live by Evelyn Waits and Rosie Room.

Gray House is an imaginary world of strange corridors and bottomless rabbit holes. Upon subscribing to the site, you’re pulled into a vast multimedia experience of the other 12 Gray Family members’ lives. This includes, but is not limited to games, audio recordings, visual art, letters, confessions, Spotify and Youtube playlists, narratives, poetry, dream records, memories, collections of data for consideration, dissertations on existence, and intimate conversations. 

Around every corner, you’re given the opportunity to contribute to the completely improvised stories being shaped into realities, as the 13th Gray Family member: Jack.

Subscribing means “coming home” to Gray House and engaging in a coup d’état against reality with us. You choose your own level of involvement, from silent bystander to earth mover or anything in between. There are no rules and no expectations but that you pretend you’re living with us, which we make easy to do with the immersive venue that is the new website.

Updated in real time, there’s always something new to experience and react to. You’re given a rich array of content and then prompted to write scenes, interact with the characters through text message and letters, submit ideas, journal your experience, solve mysteries, and make mixtapes. Whatever the Family inspires in you, you’re urged to create and given an avenue to do so.


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Site Map


An extensive site map revealing what's available in every room and outlining possible paths to take through Gray House depending on what you'd like to experience.

Site Map


An extensive site map revealing what's available in every room and outlining possible paths to take through Gray House depending on what you'd like to experience.

SITE MAP

Click through the house to see what's available in each room.

HOW DO YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE GRAY HOUSE?


A BRIEF NOTE

Regarding the sitemap and the purposes for the website's setup

We, the Gray Family, don’t really believe there’s a difference between our categories. All playlists could be considered confessions, all dreams are memories of past lives, all secret worlds come with their own philosophies and that relationship is just the definition of mythology. Everything in Gray House, without exception, could be said to be a game of identity. Let’s be real, literature is visual art because you experience it with your eyes. This categorical arrangement of things is just a lot of blurry lines to give the impression of organization in the dense collision of meaning and experience that we have to sift through in this House. To try and explain the otherwise unexplainable. To put any words we can find onto the magic we touch every day. Enjoy, but don’t be afraid to get lost.

YOU ARE HERE

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You can take our categories and tags with a grain of salt or try to more specifically define them for yourself. Either way, it’s important to note that all the content on the site (past and present) is sorted differently in the Library. There, you’ll find posts connected by story line. That’ll be a shelf for Rosie and Brad’s Nightmare on Elm Street adventures, John and Grady’s necromantic shenanigans, or Clyde’s attempt to make us all rewrite the Holy Bible, for example.

Everything posted on the site is part of its own serial of posts that are novels taking form. The posts themselves and their orders and placements will change as the scenery shifts with the knowledge we get from interacting with each other. The building of our magical world and its documentation is all happening live. The Laboratory is where the seeds are sown of everything we live and create simultaneous, our bedrooms where it’s all fed and grows, and the Library is where the harvests begin.