Brody Condon is a pioneer in the use of video games as a starting point for the creation of sculptures, performances, and video-installations. With a hacker’s logic and a recombinant attitude, this New York-based artist modifies existing titles or mixes a part of their elements with references to popular culture, contemporary art and events from recent history.
Condon explores the terrain between the fiction of games and authentic collective experiences. The obsession with violence, both in the games and in the media, is processed and reflected back through a distorted mirror. It is not a parody, but actually the complete opposite: what is at stake is the possibility of provoking a short-circuit between the representation of violence and the perception of real violence.