Archive for category Eddo Stern
Kinetic Shadow Puppets (after Narnia,Segeal, World of Warcraft and Iraq) – 2007
Made of Plastic, Paper, Electronics
Runners: Wolfenstein, 2002
– interactive computer installation
– recontextualized popular WW2 computer game allowing Israeli players to invade Nazi Germany and attack Nazi soldiers on three large projections
– Three modified iterations of the war fantasy game “Return to Castle Wolfenstein” are controlled simultaneously through a re-wired game joystick interface
One night event, viewer vs viewer in brutal virtual cockfighting theatre. Audience volunteers don game controller full size wings and feathered helmets. Combatants enter arena to control their life size game avatars through vigorous flapping and pecking, competing for birdfeed while inflicting onscreen bodily harm.
– San Francisco based, Eddo Stern’s work ranges from video game modifications, to machinima and installations.
– His work explores new modes of narrative and documentary, fantasies of technology and history, and cross-cultural representation in film, computer games, and the Internet.
Tekken Torture Tournament: combines latest video game technology, untapped public aggression and painful electric shock. Willing participants are wired into a custom fighting system – a modified Playstation (running Tekken 3) which converts virtual on screen damage into bracing, non-lethal, electric shocks.