A multi-channel video installation that examines the misogynistic gameplay of Cover Girl Strip Poker, a 1991 MS-DOS computer game, (Hohum)...it's gonna be a looong game deconstructs the crude embodiments of male desire which integrates the objectification of the female body with disfiguring early computerized graphics and interactivity. Cover Girl Strip Poker provides eight sexualized female opponents with whom to play, all signified by a first name either conventionally American or tantalizingly exotic in nature. In my gameplay, I fight with sexist constructs, engaging in the typically male-dominated field of poker. I subscribe to the notion that women can't and don't play poker well, and I haphazardly fumble through the hands as the female object of that round eggs me on with a selection of a phrases and leading questions. (Alex Hovet)
Alex Hovet is a New York City-based artist whose work exposes the instabilities of physical and digital memory. Based in New York City, she is completing her MFA at School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video and Related Media.
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