Gamespaces: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks Popup
When: Tuesday, July 9th, 1-9pm
Where: The Rocks Popup,
Shop 2.05, 140 George St, NSW
Pop-up play-test of my latest work GAMESPACES: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Gamespaces is a photo-realistic recreation of Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art as a playable video game, about 18,000 square meters, galleries filled with artworks and architectural details. Visitors to the studio can check out the timelapse documentation of the reconstruction process and play the final game on a 42″ crisp cinema 3D screen from the comfort of couches.
The work was commissioned by guest curator Tully Arnot for the MCA’s 13th Artbar event entitled “Unreal!”, and was installed as a recreation of a gamer’s livingroom (complete with Doritos) at the entrance to the museum. It explores everyday experiences of space in an age of mediating technology, framing the virtual gamespace against the physical building it indexes and is installed within. The artist plays on our ability to perceptually inhabit the gamespace, and our pleasure in doing so.
This project has benefited from funding courtesy of Arc@UNSW Limited.
Thanks to Mike Xia (modelling, programming), Jay Patel(photography), Tully Arnot(photography), Daniel Milhouse (photography), Kathrin Tobias(logistics)
More images will be added shortly.