Nancy Mauro-Flude: New Game

  • ©2015, Nancy Mauro-Flude, New Game
  • ©2015, Nancy Mauro-Flude, New Game

Artist(s):


Title:


    New Game

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Creation Year:

    2015

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Medium:


    Action based installation, video game

Artist Statement:


    New Game is a romantic mutiny against the restraints of ubiquitous techno-utopian culture. The common and traditional prescribed role of installation media as a mise en scene acquires a new role as an active performer and actant. The game controller becomes a cypher key to bring meaning to other places – wild places, which as yet, can only be imagined. Meaning flickers on and off like a relay switch or an interrupted signal transmission. The game encourages the performativity of player through colors, live video feed and theatrical motifs that are an indirect consequence of the mise-en-scène of the hardware and software, the ‘liveness’ in the approach encouraged could be perceived as unruly and un-governed. The artwork opens up standard devices and situations, it explores the notion of a playful dream that exists in the interstices between the real and the fictional. In fact, the game becomes the performer the player concedes agency to the code. Perhaps you are really a nonplayer in a game controlled by someone or something else; perhaps you are the one who is played.


Technical Information:


    Unity Game Engine


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