Tuesday, August 23, 2011

(we are) 8-bit Champions!

 September 15th 

to
La Flaq gallery
36 rue QuincampoixParis, France

40 Artists interpreting 40 popular video games from the great NES age!

My piece is a tribute to the Konami game Circus Charlie:



 I hadn't had much experience with this game on a nostalgia level-I was aware of when I was a kid but
I needed a refresher. 
From what I gather the game is an existential horror story starring
 the titular clown (you) whose whole life consists of running  and jumping through a never ending series of flaming hoops, compelled by the scrolling of the screen, a metaphor for man's struggle in a painful existence in the constant face of the oblivion of non-existence. It was no doubt inspired by the works of Samuel Beckett. It also has monkeys.


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4 comments:

Majid Ali said...

Please help me for Christ sake

The Keeper's Notes said...

monkeys! who doesn't like monkeys.

The Keeper's Notes said...

ps very nice. !

pw! said...

phenomenal