Ice Cream President
digital video, black and white, sound, 06’ 37” (United States)
July 9 - July 22 2021
Introduced by Matteo Bittanti
Fifteen years after its first appearance, Hitman: Blood Money’s disarming yet lethal ice cream truck returns in this bleak machinima that focuses on a much bigger tragedy. What happens when the video game imaginary breaks the fourth wall and enters the so-called “reality”? You may get two scoops of Ice Cream President.
Kent Sheely (b. 1984, United States) is a new media artist based in Los Angeles. His work draws both inspiration and foundation from the aesthetics and culture of video games, examining the relationships between real and imagined worlds. Much of his work centers around the translation and transmediation of symbols, concepts, and expectations from game space to the real world and vice versa, forming new bridges between simulation and lived reality.