Gaming

2018

Mixed media

A console gaming unit containing the four gaming consoles I grew up playing, as well as my entire collection of games. The unit is stocked with energy drinks and Doritos, contributing towards the gaming stereotype. This piece is nostalgic; it is simply a way of recounting childhood memories and feelings. Ideally it invokes these feelings for the viewer too, or at the very least be appreciated as a piece of functional design. All consoles have two controllers implying it is important to share this experience. For me, that extra controller is for my brother only. The construction of this piece is exactly how my 10 year old self would make it. It shows perfectionism and naivety, resulting in a charmingly over-engineered solution to a non-existent problem.

Exhibited at Bells and Whistles exhibition (2019), play_station Gallery, alongside Bena Jackson, Robyn Walton, and Ngārongo Phillips.

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