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For more than ten years now I, your boy Big Pauper, have been creating multimedia art with hacked gaming consoles. “Choose Your Villains: Corrupt Gaming Works Vol 1” from BPMC is a deluxe 30 minute VHS release showcasing numerous released and unreleased single channel multimedia pieces from 2010-2020.
Admittedly part of the initial corrupt gaming allure for me was the NBD (never been done) status of so many common gaming systems. CGW Vol 1 highlights work created with the world’s first circuit bent Sega Saturn, Panasonic 3DO FZ-10, JVC X’Eye, Sega Dreamcast, Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2 & Sega CD. Bending ego aside, upon approaching these machines as creative tools a whole new world of self-expression opened up to me and an obsession was established.
It’s hard to summarize so many different themes and moments in time but I’d say the overarching goal with a lot of these pieces was to divorce the viewer from the branding and the inherent nostalgia of retro gaming… I was hoping to take the viewer into a vaguely familiar yet abstract world of sight n sound. A lot of the pieces here have never seen the light of day as I’ve had this collection in mind for some while.
Choose Your Villains: CGW Vol 1 is available in a limited quantity and comes with a hand screen printed VHS case, a small riso zine and more polygonal rot than you can shake a stick at. Labor of love style. Thanks everybody for checking out my work. Be well.