A few shots from r lightTweakSunlight, a NEW performance by MARCO MENDENI THAT took place at IULM on June 30 2016.
Marco Mendeni's performance r_light_Sunlight continues the artist's investigation into the world of simulations that began in 2005 with r lightTweakSunlight01. Specifically designed for GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY, the performance investigates the gray area between abstraction and representation. By manipulating and modifying a game engine, images are created and altered in real-time and by improperly tweaking algorithms affecting the images' appearance, a flux of sounds and visuals are generated. This performance is a meditation on the ongoing shift toward a new simulation regime, a total simulation. The duration of the performance in approximately 30 minutes.
Marco Mendeni (b. 1979, Brescia, Italy) explores new realities and situations engendered by technology. Specifically, he uses video games as an expressive medium to investigate the relation between the real and the digital, simulation and dissimulation. Mendeni’s work is informed by such binaries as virtuality vs. materiality, presence vs. absence, tradition vs. innovation. Videogame worlds, in their virtual reality, lose their artificial character as playable simulations to become a space for exploration and experimentation. Mendeni approaches video games as unsubstantial constructions and turns them into material objects. This apparent paradox creates new meanings and situations. Mendeni lives and works in Berlin.