Archive for category Themes

Myfanwy Ashmore

Grand Theft Love Song – 2010

Grand Theft Love Song is a machinima video work where the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: Liberty City was played in order to create specific movements that elicit a sense of contemporary dance. The game controller and video editing software are used to create a new kind of machinima choreography.


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Cao Fei

Cosplayers 2004

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David Kraftsow


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nothing. (nowhere) – 2010

uses heavily pixelated video (amongst other forms of edited video) and often shoots from a role-playing game (RPG)  point of view

Reighna is Brisbane artist, Hugh Francis
” Reighna combines sound with the use of visuals to further add to the listeners building emotion.  By triggering and mixing video live, reighna is able to create videos that morph, twist and explode in time with the pulse of the audio.



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Hugh Francis

Film clip for Brisbane band Teleprompter

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John Paul Bichard

Art of War – 2006 – 07

Documentary war footage
Art of War comprises two video works that explore how representations of violence are constructed through contemporary media and how we interpret them from our safe consumerist perspective. The works blur the convergent discourses that inform them: the war movie, the warzone documentary, the news clip, overlaying them with questions of authenticity and complicity. In a warzone where lasers are substituted for real bullets and blood and guts are imaginary, the gaze of an outsider provokes performance and curiosity in those who would play at war.

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Baden Pailthorpe

Other v2.0 – 2009

– video game portraits
– Lambda print on metallic paper, face mounted on glass and aluminum, 118 cm x 83 cm
– provoke a pre-reflective response from the viewer.
– political and social commentary demands from the spectator as a critique of the political and moral propaganda insidiously contained in these games, the hollow faces of his virtual casualties implore the viewer in a way that provokes the viewer to feel both pity and fear.





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