Insert Coins, video view, 2006 (© Dardex)
Quentin Destieu, Sylvain Huguet, Romain Senatore, Loïs Roussillon, video, 2006
Insert Coins is a video installation, presented in the GAMERZ exhibition in Aix en Provence in December 2006. This video mixes 3D and sprites 8 bits and finds its inspiration in the famous Donkey Kong character and in the game itself. The barrels usually thrown by Donkey are transformed in a series of objects representing the current mass media. On three different levels, it offers a critical view on our society. The main characters are not heroes but passive turkey cocks, moving inevitably towards their own destruction.
The game that manufactures the image is still here, but in suspense, stopped, waiting for an interactivity which it is constantly denied. Insert Coins is a video which re-visits the aesthetic of the video game, using clichés as the last remnants of the game before its total destruction.