The Mythic Being in Liberty City, the fourth in a series by CONCRETE PRESS dedicated to COLL.EO's Grand Theft Auto IV interventions, is now available in a limited edition of 99 copies. The book features 144 pages of text, illustrations in B&W and color, many of which have not been shared before. It also features a critical essay by critic and curator Dorothy R. Santos.
Below is the full synopsis:
The Mythic Being in Liberty City is a replay of Adrian Piper’s 1973 performance The Mythic Being entirely produced and (re)enacted within the virtual spaces of Grand Theft Auto IV’s digital replica of New York City. In 2016, COLL.EO replayed Piper’s performance within Liberty City. The original game, Grand Theft Auto IV, was modded and the main character, Niko Bellic, was replaced by a customized avatar of Adrian Piper/The Mythic Being. This limited edition book is a documentation of the performance, featuring a critical essay by Dorothy R. Santos and never seen before images.
COLL.EO is a collaboration between Colleen Flaherty and Matteo Bittanti established in 2012.