AMIGA work 

selected fictional videogame stills 1991-1992

 

In the late1980s I was making paintings about computer games.
In January 1991 I bought an Amiga computer and made a series of fictional videogame stills using Deluxe Paint II. I photographed them straight from the screen as there was no other way to output them that I knew of. Also, the effect of the photographs perfectly reproduced the highly pixellated, raised needlepoint effect of the Amiga screen image. Conceptually this means of presentation was also appropriate in that it made it seem like I had gone into a videogame arcade and photographed the games there, lending authenticity to the fiction.
This series was shown in London at the Edward Totah Gallery in March 1992 and later that year at the Exeter Hotel in Adelaide Australia.
Below are scans of the original photographs. The original Amiga floppy disks are now corrupt.

For more information download my essay from
'Videogames and Art', Ed. Andy Clarke, Grethe Mitchell, Publ. Intellect Books, UK 2007


click to view enlargements

 
Are you Dreaming?
.
 
Dream Monster

.
 
Easyworld 5

.

Examine the
Evidence
 
Fate worse
than Death

Gates of Wisdom

.
 
Incidents reported

.
 
Do you know?
.
 
Lost in Space

.

Blinded by
the Text

Monster Visions/
SongTitles
 
Identify the
Murder Weapon

Mutant Territories-
Grand Prix
 
Quiz 2

.
 
No Quiz

.
 
Quiz - 10 Questions

.
 system message
series:
 
Would you recognise
a Virtual Paradise?
 
Not enough
Memory
 
Presume Virtual
Breakdown

Virtual Wilderness

.
 
Software Failure...

.

Error finding
Question 

No Message
- Proceed
  ..

  © Suzanne Treister 1991/1992

 Homepage