INFINITY GODDESS: Respawn

Infinity Goddess is an ongoing project where I replace the male figures in hyper-violent video games with women or ‘goddesses.’  These goddesses are depicted as transformative agents in hyper-real digital gaming worlds. All the video game footage is sourced from actual online gamer experience. In the videos, the goddesses are women I personally know and I personify them as mythological female archetypes. In Respawn, the goddess alludes to the madonna and child archetype while interfacing with popular video game, Halo 5. She wears my mothers sunflower dress from 1995 and holds a bouquet of flowers instead of a first person shooter gun. In their natural habitat, sunflowers turn their blooms to face the light. Through this work I hope to question the normalcy of violence in our every day lives.

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Performers: EstefanÍ Mercedes & Xavier Osterhout
Sound: Garrett Hazen

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