"Jeremiah Johnson aka Nullsleep. In BBB CHR BOX (2009) the artist appropriates part of the graphics of a NES videogame (Bubble Bath Babes, 1991), presenting them on a series of laser-cut cardboard sheets. Here the original game – a sort of Tetris where the player has to arrange the bubbles created by an alluring topless... beauty – is transformed into a refined exploration of the Modernist fascination with the grid and its electronic counterpart (the pixel). The use of cardboard reveals a taste for poor materials and an interest in recycling, which is also evident in that artist’s manipulation of obsolete technologies." (from Fabio Paris Art gallery)
Jeremiah Johnson aka Nullsleep is an electronic musician and key exponent of the American 8bit scene, which revolves around the sounds produced by modified old game platforms. In 1999 he co-founded the community 8bitpeoples, and since 2006 he is one of the organizers of Blip Festival, New York. His latest work will be on display at the Fabio Paris Art Gallery (Brescia, Italy) from May 26 till June 26. Click here for more info.
Submitted by Mathias Jansson
link: Gallery on flickr