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Young Projects is proud to present a new group exhibition called First Person Shooter, which explores the use of video game technologies within contemporary art practices.
This group show will look at the way in which contemporary artists are engaging with, appropriating, and using elements from video games to create unique works of art. For many, video games have replaced cinema in terms of its importance, influence and engagement with the viewer and are thus, forging a new paradigm.

Germany’s Daniel Franke, who is considered to be one of the most promising young artists in the field, will be presenting two new works, each of which will be the center piece of the show.
“By Seeing” (2010), uses advanced technologies to make a very real, and very solid, cement block disappear before the viewer’s eyes—thus ushering in notions of the dematerialization of art and 3D gaming theories.
“Spatial Sound Sculpture” (2009) by contrast, allows the viewer to use a handheld screen to scan the surrounding space, which in turn creates visual and audible music in real time.

This will be Franke’s debut in the United States and his first visit to Los Angeles.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a panel discussion (Date to be determined)

Opening Reception: May 26th 2011, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Added by Goethe-Institut on May 4, 2011

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