01SJ

3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Eddo Stern

Eddo Stern (Israel / US)
b. 1972, Tel Aviv; lives, Los Angeles
Portal, Wormhole, Flythrough, 2008

Eddo Stern works on the disputed borderlands between fantasy and reality, exploring the uneasy and otherwise unconscious connections between physical existence and electronic simulation. His work explores new modes of narrative and documentary, experimental computer game design, fantasies of technology and history, and cross-cultural representation in computer games, film, and online media. He works in various media including computer software, hardware and game design, kinetic sculpture, performance, and film and video production. Much of his work is a result of his obsessive participation in online fantasy games, such as a yearlong immersion (2000 hours played) in World of Warcraft, the most popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games) with more than 10 million players worldwide. His short machinima films include “Sheik Attack”, “Vietnam Romance”, “Landlord Vigilante” and “Deathstar”. He is the founder of the now retired cooperative C-level where he co-produced the physical computer gaming projects “Waco Resurrection”, “Tekken Torture Tournament”, “Cockfight Arena”, and the internet meme conference “C-level Memefest” He is currently developing the new sensory deprivation game “Darkgame”. He is presently on the faculty at California Institute of the Arts.
Online at http://www.eddostern.com.