A Different Kind of Challenging

There’s an ongoing, interesting debate as to whether video games are high art—or art at all.

I’ll agree video games are a great metaphor for the millennial generation; a designed medium that gives just enough opportunity for customization that the player feels in control of their own destiny. Yet, in all reality there is no creativity or improvisation; there are checkpoints of progress, levels, bosses, and designated tasks. The environment is merely complex enough to allow for an exponential amount of ways to distract from the truth you are a slave to the system.1 While video games may be challenging, they’re so only in forms of logic and problem-solving.
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Posted to Social at 15:59 on 1 January 2018

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Welcome to Distorted Perspective. A brief introduction—

—Colin Smith. Born 1982. Some punk rock kid turned multidisciplinary artist & graphic designer-type. An Alaskan in Oregon by way of New England, Georgia, Texas and California looking for hope in the wind. Working in the various languages of truth, systems and identity.

I create works of assembly—by taking a variety of disparate components in any medium and attempting to build a cohesive whole, I look to mimic the disorder and confusion in our imperfect, ever-evolving social structures. I work in a variety of mediums yet try to speak through all of them in the same language.

Contact

E-Mail: colin at distorted perspective
Instagram: @aglowinthestatic, @colin.smith.art

Exhibitions

* - Denotes group show

Elsewhere

Jacob Edwards, a softer world, Carey Young, Matt Dorfman, Neasden Control Centre, void(), Jordan Swartz, Leica Blog, Carola Di Poi, The Baffler, Ai Weiwei, Brand New, Noele Lusano, Dane Pollok, McSweeney's, Artsy, Heidi Uhlman, Design Observer, LOKI, 99% Invisible, Rob Morton, William Basinski, Constellation, Matthew Woodson, AFRU, In B#, This Isn't Happiness, {ths}, Banksy, Morning Breath, Sarah Symmonds, Chapo Trap House, AWAKE, Hyperallergic, Jessica Clary, Manual, Contemporary Art Daily, Jeanne Fries, Shea Serrano, Robert Singler, process.life, Digg, Jacobin, Alex Webb, Jenny Holzer, Art21, Jeremy Okai Davis, David Carson

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Distorted Perspective was registered in 1999; it has taken many forms since. Work from the project galleries is 2009-2017. All original content is © to Colin Smith. Do not republish without a linked byline.

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