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Press

May 2013
Sweet Sixteen book

autumn 2004
tudelft SG
www.tudelft.nl

August 2002
Algemeen Dagblad

September 2000
Basic Groove #9

somewhere in 1999
Trouw

September 1998
Rotterdams Dagblad

June 1998
BLVD #46

September 1997
Trouw
www.shift.net
Rotterdams Dagblad
ZIN magazine
Algemeen Dagblad
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CHECK VIDEO!
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posters (design: 75B)
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More info about Game Over?
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rare Atari 5200 cartridge
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at RTL4 Late Night Talkshow
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Game Over

exhibition
about videogames (1972 - 1997)
Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam
September 18th - October 19th 1997
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At the start of 1969, the American, Ralph Baer demonstrated a sort of game to a handful of electronics giants: the television video game system.

Magnavox, part of the Dutch Phillips group took up the distribution and launched a new product under the name, ‘Magnavox Odyssey’. No one would have dared dream that this novelty would grow into a worldwide phenomenon. After the success of the Odyssey, countless video game systems and video games were brought out..

Now that Mario Bros is more popular than Mickey Mouse, it’s time for an overview exhibition on the video game system: GAME OVER. The core of this exhibition is drawn from the private collection of Gyz La Rivière.

The vistor not only gets a closer look at the origins and development of the video game, but can play them too (over 200 of them). Atari 2600, Pong, Pac Man, Sony Playstation, Sega, Virtual Boy and many more to see and to play in the MaMARCADE.
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In september 1997 stelde ik voor showroom MAMA de overzichtstentoonstelling Game Over samen, waar ter ere van het toen 25-jarig bestaan van de home videogame-system een zeer uitgebreide collectie ‘antieke’ videogame-systems werden gepresenteerd. Niet alleen omdat ik die apparaten tóch had staan (in de vorm van de, waarschijnlijk – destijds – grootste privé-collectie videogame-systems van Nederland), maar ook vanwege hun invloed op de (beeld-)cultuur.

In de beeldende kunst zie je vanaf de renaissance de figuratieve kunst steeds abstracter worden. Bij games loopt die ontwikkeling precies andersom. Ze worden juist steeds realistischer en natuurgetrouwer. Dat vind ik een boeiend en opvallend verschijnsel.
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invitation (design: Lost Communication)
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photo’s: Frank Hanswijk
videostills: Geert Mul and me