Camera Ludica

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Several still images from video games referring to photography

Camera Ludica

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This event is part of our Past Programme

Camera Ludica is a video essay exploring the recent phenomenon of what is often called in-game photography. This term comprises a range of practices - from taking screen shots to playing the character of a photographer, from game modifications created by players to photo modes developed by game studios.

The work is divided into three sections through which de Mutiis reveals the significant lineage of photography in games dating back to 1989. Together they offer a new understanding of photography’s relationship with computers.

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Biography

Marco De Mutiis is a curator, media artist and researcher. He works as Digital Curator for Fotomuseum Winterthur where he leads and co-curates the SITUATIONS programme.