NewFutureNow, "Victory Pver the Sun", 2010; 230cm x 60cm wooded construction, 3 channel projection mapping, 256 random color cycle, dual panned audio
"The title of the work is a direct reference to a 1913 Cubo Futurist Opera of the same name, whose set was designed by the Russian painter Kasmir Malevich. In the original Victory Over the Sun, the sun representative of a decadent past is torn down from the sky, locked in a concrete box, and given a funeral by the strong men of the future. Victory Over the Sun declares a rejection over nature, over the natural, of symbolically 'killing the Sun' Highlighting similarities within Suprematist Abstract Painting and the minimal Aesthetics of Early Arcade Game Classic PONG" (Jaygo Bloom)
link: Jaygo Bloom/NewFutureNow
Jaygo Bloom, PACMAN OUROBOROS, 2010, looped video projection
'‘Video games are the first stage in a plan for machines to help the human race, the only plan that offers a future forintelligence. For the moment, the inseparable philosophy of our time is contained in the Pac-Man...Perhaps becausehe is the most perfect graphic metaphor of man’s fate, he puts into true perspective the balance of power between theindividual and the environment. And he tells us soberly that though there may be honour in carrying out the greatestnumber of victorious attacks, it always comes a cropper.’ - Chris Marker, Sans Soleil Truncated, repetitive, coin-operated nihilism. We were told that play would desensitise, depoliticise and disconnect us,and now games are presented by the museum as the latest historical and contemporary cultural artefacts. The time has come for arts institutions to intervene; playtime is over." (Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre)
Related: Jaygo Bloom's Arcade at the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (Oct 16 - Nov 14 2010)
Related: Jaygo Bloom's "Tao Joystick"
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti