The Formal is Political
Trialogue pits the Developer, Player and Critic in a playful tug-of-war highlighting videogame industry’s toxic consumerism and its complicity with the military-entertainment complex.
Arranged as an interactive installation, participants can freely move around embodying the Developer who modifies a critical first-person shooter videogame in real-time while it’s being interacted by a Player. Their combined performance is evaluated by the rest of the audience who play Critics whose ratings alters the Developer’s range of powers, and thus the game and the nature of the installation.
Amid this the Player embodies and performs the procedures through which military-entertainment complex perpetuates through videogame conventions
Trialogue is the MFA Thesis of Ansh Patel.