Perfect Cherry Blossom is a project by Keiichi Tanaami and Oliver Payne. The exhibition title is not only a symbol for flourishing spring and peace but also the name of one of the most advanced and violent Japanese Bullet Hell Games. A video game made by gamers for gamers from a time before the gaming industry turned into a home entertainment device.
At Studiolo, in Zürich, until January 28th.
What It Is Without the Hand That Wields It is an interactive installation by Riley Harmon:
“Mediated experiences of killing change our perception of authentic violence and death. As gamers die in a public video game server of a modified version of Counter-strike, a popular online first person shooter, the electronic solenoid valves dispense a small amount of fake blood. The trails left down the wall create a physical manifestation of virtual kills, bridging the two realities. The title is inspired by the Telefon Tel Aviv song of the same name. ”
I bought this tee a couple of years ago, and it never gets old!
Video Games Ruined My Life… Two Extra Lives, by Lawrence Pernica, on Threadless…