Title: Reiteration and simulation of conversation
My work is a visual representation, produced through in-game video recordings of The Sims 3, of the repetitive nature and structure of conversations. The concept is inspired by a linguistic theory that perceives conversations as being inherently pre-patterned. Through looping the videos over and over again, the general concept of repetition Is also represented.
The decision to frame the captured videos, into CCTV-like footage, was made as a way to examine our inherently voyeuristic nature and our curiosity in knowing what is going on in the lives of others, from an outsider perspective
The aesthetic of the piece was heavily influenced by Stanza’s body of work, with his art installation ‘God is Watching Over Us Outside in the Panoptican’ being a strong reference point for my work. This particular work consisted of a live CCTV camera from inside a building, which was then projected on the outside of said building.
The challenge of using a video-game as my canvas, was for me, incredibly appealing as it was something that I felt has never really been done before.
Max Clement, 4723545