TRAVELOGUE is a survey of audiovisual artworks made with or inspired by video games. Using machinima and interactive installations, fifteen artists examine the virtual automobile as medium, message, technological commodity, status symbol, interface, and prosthetics. Created through a process of appropriation and remix, these works lie at the intersection of fiction and documentation, performance and simulation, video art and experimental cinema.
This book is an extended catalogue of the exhibition TRAVELOGUE that I curated between September 7- 11 2016, in Mantua, Italy as part of Festivaletteratura 2016, featuring artworks by Max Almy and Teri Yarbrow, Hugo Arcier, Dave Ball, William Beaudine, Bob-Bicknell Knight, COLL.EO, Clint Enns, Matthew Hillock, JODI, Kristin Lucas, Victor Morales, Leonardo Sang, Palle Torsson. Available in bilingual edition (English and Italian) TRAVELOGUE shares the same format as MACHINIMA. 32 conversazioni sull'arte del videogioco, which was released in 2017.
You can purchase a copy of TRAVELOGUE on Blurb or Amazon US. It will soon be available on Amazon Italy.
GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY, THE OFFICIAL CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION, IS PUBLISHED BY SILVANA EDITORIALE. TEXT IN ENGLISH AND ITALIAN. FULLY ILLUSTRATED. 112 PAGES.
Featuring critical contributions by: Claudio De Albertis, Mario Negri, Vincenzo Trione, Vanni Codeluppi, Stefano Bartezzaghi, Anna Luigia De Simone, Isabelle Arvers, Henry Lowood, and Matteo Bittanti. It also includes visual and critical information about all the artists featured in the show.
Game Video/Art. A Survey brings together recent works by more than thirty international artists who use video games as raw material. Also known as machinima, these videos explore themes related to simulation and representation, replay and re-enactment, architecture and urbanism, sex and race, politics and ideology through the lenses of digital gaming.
GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY can be purchased online on Amazon or IBS.