The notion of play has long been a crucial factor in our lives, as our doings integrate and unfold in games. When technology advances, the world of gaming has moved away from interactive equipment and manifested in virtual reality. The gaming industry has reflected on forty years of technological developments and the changes of human values, at the same time, the game industry continued to shape our economic structure. In place of physical value, the next generation will be driven by the utility of a digital future.
The 00s grow up in the intangible digital world, in a society that would be characterized by the digital assets of animation, virtual Idols, game accessories and virtual currencies. For his video installation “Super Mario Clouds”, Cory Arcangel has tweaked the game’s code in a cartridge of Super Mario Brothers, presenting his work as a game within the game. Forty years have passed since Super Mario Clouds came out, and the mainstream of game culture is now dominated by virtual and augmented reality. As we maneuver in digital games, it is becoming hard to tell reality from fantasy. In such context, how do we transfer our real life values into the digital world? The exhibition investigates the latest gaming technologies with traditional game consoles, by inviting the audiences to rethink on the real and digital world.
When: December 28, 2019–February 16, 2020
Where: Ox Warehouse, GF, 1F & 2F Gallery, 15 Rua do Volong, Macau
How much: Free admission
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