03 November 2011

Formation (difference and repetition)

Formation (difference and repetition) series 2011, by Baden Pailthorpe_
"Made using an Afghanistan-based video game, Baden Pailthorpe’s 'Formation' series, explores the aesthetics and dynamics of opposition. In the work, two opposing forces of US soldiers and Taliban combatants follow invisible waypoints side-by-side. Oblivious to each other’s presence thanks to a hacked game setting, the usual violence of this relationship is transformed into a poetic, uncanny rhythm that repeats and amplifies the avatars’ movement." See more;

About Baden_
"Baden Pailthorpe is an Australian interdisciplinary artist currently based in Paris, France. Situated broadly in the field of new media, his work explores technologies and their political, cultural and conceptual potential. Pailthorpe’s work has been widely published and exhibited, with solo and group exhibitions both across Australia and internationally. Baden Pailthorpe holds masters degrees from the Université Paris VIII, Vincennes—Saint Denis, France, and the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney, Australia." 

Formation (difference and repetition) I, 2011

Formation (difference and repetition) II, 2011

Formation (difference and repetition) V, 2011