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OWN A PIECE OF BPMC HISTORY. EACH PURCHASE ENTERS YOU INTO A DRAWING FOR A CIRCUIT BENT PS1. NOT JUST ANY CIRCUIT BENT PS1, BUT THE WORLD’S FIRST CIRCUIT BENT PS1 FROM 2014 REFURBISHED FOR 2020 USE. DRAWING TAKES PLACE ON THE NEW BPMC YOUTUBE JULY 20TH.
Included: a 45 minute VHS tape, a hand-assembled screen printed VHS case, a riso-printed art-zine and a chance to win the world’s first circuit bent PS1 from Big Pauper.
This VHS tape, the majority of which has never been shared online, collects an assortment of Big Pauper multimedia works (2010-2020) created with modified 32-bit video gaming systems including the Sega Saturn, Sony Playstation, JVC X-Eye, Sega CD and the 3D0 FZ-10. “The 32-bit systems, in their modified form, wielded content with so much more depth and character than their 8-bit counterparts. The way polygons twist, colors fray and FM synthesis degrades… it all drew me in instantly. I still remember poking around on my childhood Saturn and seeing polygons shred for the first time. It was with this god awful game called Cyber Speedway and the 3D layer would awkwardly spasm, distort and disintegrate down to just the base 2D layer. Suddenly the game was a creative one, no longer merely outmoded entertainment. While gaming was part of my childhood I always saw the gaming works as less indulgences in nostalgic detritus and more creative junkyard challenges. How could I approach each game as a different palette to work with and create something compelling I could speak through.
The tape in itself is a labor of love. The cover is constructed of black recycled cardstock (like the “Sisters” release) and features a 2 color screenprint, all done in house. The risograph art-zine included is multi-color and features art from over the years, some essays on gaming glitch and is once again printed in house on the mutherfucking Pauper Press.