Gamerz-Festival #09

10th to 20th october 2013
Multimedia Art Festival
free entrance

M2F Créations

Anita Fontaine


Knightshift, 2009

Knightshift references themes of high romance and chivalry found in old and new media such as medieval fairytales and videogames. In medieval romances the image of the heroic knight, with his super-human abilities on a quest to slay monsters and dragons was almost real, and reinforced by the jousting spectacle. In One bad night the artist makes use of videogame imagery and animated gifs to build a modern jousting spectacle. The knight is shown galloping on his pixelated steed towards the dragon, the opponent, or the dame, attempting to establish a more utopian world.