Using unmodified versions of PlayStation games, these works exploits bugs and glitches in the code to create dirty, jolting game loops. Video games are both the medium and the content of the work; no additional footage or editing is used. After being "prepared," the game plays itself perpetually.
Prepared PlayStation (RSG-THUG2), 2005
RSG-THUG2 is a four-channel installation using three scenes prepared inside the game Tony Hawk's Underground 2. It was made for the 2005 exhibition "Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art" at Pace Wildenstein gallery in New York.
Prepared PlayStation (RSG-THPS4), 2004
RSG-THPS4 is a multi-channel work based on preparations of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. It was first performed in a three channel live mix at Volume in New York on February 7, 2004. A three channel installation was exhibited at SF Camerawork in San Francisco from May 11 to June 12, 2004, and the "ALT+CTRL" show at the Beall Center in Irvine, CA from October 5 to November 24, 2004.
A picture of the playstation controller showing some of the preparation technique.
A DVD (RSG-THPS4-DVD) containing six video clips from the multi-channel game installation is available from EAI.