Brent Watanabe's San Andreas Deer Cam (2016) was screened in NEW DIRECTIONS on May 25 2016 in Milan, Italy, as part of GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY. In this exclusive interview, Watanabe discusses the creative process behind his unique project.
Brent Watanabe, San Andreas Deer Cam, 2016. Still from installation.
Brent Watanabe is an American artist living and working in Seattle, Washington State. After graduating in Drawing and Painting at the University of Washington, Watanabe has produced a series of projects using systems-based environments operating like networked video game engines and populated by code-generated characters and objects, each with their own logic, intelligence, scoring, and goals. These characters and environments interact with/rely on each other, incorporating elements from their immediate environment, which have included police scanner radio feeds, local wildlife, passing traffic, and the weather.