Thursday, April 23, 2009

When art goes gaming

Back in 1999 Artspace director Robert Leonard arranged the screening of Mathew Barney’s Cremaster 5 in Auckland. We’ve come a long way since then and we can now report that the entire Cremaster series is being reinterpreted for Playstation Network and for viewing on YouTube. Who said there’s no such thing as progress? You can see a sample video version here or, if you have a PS3 and the Little Big Planet game, you can search for the creator Paul's Cremaster-themed levels on the community page and play them yourself (Paul's PSN username is "fluxlasers"). Start your journey here.