The New Media Arts Exhibition 2011

Dave Musgrave


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

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