“Time to save universe again”
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider.
The “game culture” (culture of video-games) is part of our day to day. Xbox, Nintendo, Play Station, … console flood the market with the promise to “Live the Adventure”, to stop being passive spectators of films, of the life, to become the protagonists of incredible experiences. Windows, Mac OS, Linux, cell phones, … None operating system can resists the attraction of video-games.
Aloha player, this is my personal invitation to you to dive into my last creative work, XIBALBA-GAME OVER! (1), an artistic intervention whose stage is the head of a “gamer”, a collage of recycled parts that conform a human being, in the privacy of its room, who plays with Lara Croft, the feminist icon par excellence of the “game culture”.
(1) Xibalba, the Mayan Underworld, was my subject for the big art intervention “Mexico in video-games, comics and films” with Art Interventions team for Isla del Emprendedor in summer’09. “XIBALBA-GAME OVER!” is just a little window to original Xibalba’s art intervention, a special collage for UWA, and my invitation to live the adventure!
Technique: mixed technique
*Most of the textures I’ve used about Tomb Raider are based in pictures-captures from the videogame I’ve taken while I was playing, others are images from different videos on YouTube, but some are based in TRU’s original artworks.