Saturday, 3 September 4 pm- 6pm
Step into Eephus and Sudo’s Funderdome! A playful reimagining of the classic video game arcade, this exhibition will transform the gallery into an interactive space filled with eccentric games and friendly monsters. Alongside fellow humans and virtual monsters, visitors are invited to play the digital attractions in unexpected and collaborative ways. And don’t forget to browse longingly at the idiosyncratic, but ever-unobtainable, prize wall.
The exhibition embraces a touch of nostalgia for the lost world of the video arcade, while also reimagining new possibilities for gaming beyond its mainstream history, and the potential for DIY experiments and technical tinkering to produce new experiences.
Download the exhibition catalogue HERE.
Listen to an audio interview with the artist. (September 2022).
Tara Pattenden is an artist, creative technologist and educator who produces work that engages the audience through encouraging play and democratising creativity. Working across diverse media including sculpture, soft circuitry, bio art and creative coding, Tara is a Brisbane-based artist who performs and exhibits internationally. Her work has been featured at Tectonics in Glasgow and Novas Frequencias in Rio de Janeiro as well as recent temporary public art works across Brisbane. She has run workshops worldwide including at the Onassis Foundation in Athens, and the V & A Museum in London. Tara also works under the moniker Phantom Chips, creating and performing with handmade, tactile synthesisers, which encourage audience interaction in the creation of their sounds. In addition, she is the founder of Cyber Palace, a space for workshops, meetups and projects centred around creative technologies.