Maia Brussolo Final Technology, Video games, and Meditation
<ul><li>“ Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence.” “The future is now.” - Nam June Paik </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking about technology as a form of existence is a strange concept and I think that Paik has a point because many people submerge themselves into technology and can’t live without it </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock and roll” </li></ul><ul><li>-Shigeru Miyamoto </li></ul><ul><li>I guess I would consider myself a gamer and I think there are games that really make you use your brain, video games don’t consume my life though, I think it does for some people. </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ I like boring things.” Andy Warhol </li></ul><ul><li>Some of my favorite video games are probably the most boring games, I enjoy being able to zone out for a while. </li></ul>
<ul><li>What I’m interested in: Video games and meditation, being in another state while playing video games </li></ul>
Yves Klein IKB 191 (1962) Painting New Realism = New Perceptual Approaches To The Real These paintings for me bring me to a different place when I view them, they start to transform and I get lost in them.
Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG Portraits (2006-2007) “portraits of avatars , the customizable personas that people inhabit in online virtual worlds. Addressing the new online environments as places to socialize, nurture celebrity, and perhaps leave one's real self behind” This for me brings in the beauty of video game graphics as art but also as a way to show how people can leave real world for this fantasy world.
Riley Harmon Ghosting (2006) Sculpture/Video In pop culture, “ghosting” is: n. the appearance of one or more false images on a television screen. v. when players that have been killed in a video game watch other players As viewers look through the gas mask, a video self-portrait is super-imposed onto the action figures via the pepper’s ghost theatrical illusion. I think this installation somewhat relates, there is a sense of otherness and being transformed into a different entity
Corey Arcangel Super Mario Clouds (2002) Hack of Super Mario NES Cartridge video I think with this piece I am most inspired by how different the image seems just as sky, typically with a game like Mario you don’t even pay attention to the sky. So this too has an otherness and a meditation too it.
Final <ul><li>I’m most interested in the space one occupies while in the state of playing a video game, for me I tend to go on auto pilot and lose track of time because the game puts me in this state of trance. So I want to create a piece that is using video games and video game sound to create a moving image piece that could put someone into a state of trance. </li></ul>
In Progress Stills As of right now the piece will be moving Image with sound about 7-9 minutes