Such is Life, 2010
Medium: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on the Sega Saturn.
This clip is to be played in an infinite loop. This piece is intended to be projected on a white wall/screen very large with the volume turned up to a respectful level. I made this piece from a Sega Saturn playing Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.
Over the past year I have been mainly working with the theme of falling and/or failing. I strive for my work to be approachable. I have been modifying/hacking video games because they provide a familiar non-elitist way to investigate this theme. Video games also provide the viewer with direct interaction and participation with the art piece. Humor is also an important aspect of my work. I think of my work as sugarcoated darkness. I do not want my work to be overbearing and seem over-educated and alienating.
Dave Musgrave video documentation of “Such is Life” :: http://vimeo.com/14284743