Friday March 4th, 2005
at 4:30 pm
Saturday March 5th, 2005 at 2:00 pm
Einstein Auditorium - Barney Building
Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University
34 Stuyvesant Street (at 9th Street between 3rd and 2nd Avenues)
New York City
retroYou focuses on the manipulation of the digital code and on the reverse
engineer of software code, as a programmer and artist at the same time.
Videogames' code represents his favorite field of intervention, especially
car race games and flight simulators. retroYou discovers hidden features
of the code and alters them, including the fundamental rules of functioning
of whole games, thus irreparably distorting the game experience.
Videogames seem to be just a step in retroYou's wider investigation, which
goes towards a sort of continuous research and experimentation with secret
or background information, be it in form of media archeology, former classified
data or propaganda materials. The hidden connections between techno-religious
beliefs, military apparatuses, hi-tech industry and corporate domination
seem to be the target of this investigation.