Roy, Niklas [de] Exhibition Foyer - Games
10:00 - 22:00 Foyer
[Exhibition from February, 4 to 8]
Pongmechanik is an electro-mechanical reproduction of the original video game classic Pong. While digital games produce increasingly realistic virtual images, this computer game is comprised of the simplest components. Here, the inner-workings of the game are exposed.
At a time when the retro-aesthetics of early computer games and environments has become a prominent strand in digital art, 'Pongmechanik' stands out as a meticulously crafted emulation of software through hardware. The project provides an interesting twist on retro-aesthetics by re-engineering the classic game Pong in a completely analogue way, where old-fashioned electronics / mechanics become a form of emulated hardware and the boundaries between software and hardware metaphorically collapse.