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Tetris Bricks falling in Sydney

If the Tetris Block Ice tray wasn’t good enough, i assume you would have checked out One more go one more go located on Abercrombie Lane in Sydney.  The artwork which consisted of suspended tetris blocks was installed from 4th of October to the 31st of January 2009 as part of the Sydney live lanes initiative – by George!

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One more go One more go, presented by Gaffa gallery, “references the much loved, mesmerising, enduringly compelling classic single-player video game Tetris, developed by Alexey Pajitnov of the USSR’s Academy of Science in 1985. When playing Tetris, the player must sort a simultaneously random but predictable succession of cascading shapes in exchange for points and more time in the game. Yet here, in Abercrombie Lane, pieces are planted into a world that is less ordered and predictable.

There are grand implications of error here that lead to questions, such as who exactly has been playing Giant Tetris? What were they trying to do? Could I have done better? Is the city grid similar to a computer game or different? What brain-space am I in when I’m playing games on my computer? Is it more or less alert than when I’m waiting in line for a sandwich? The work seeks to challenge conceptions of the North end of Sydney’s CBD as an orderly, socially cold grid and beckons viewers to assess their own level of interaction, play and hacking within the city.” Source: City of Sydney.

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2 comments for “Tetris Bricks falling in Sydney”

  • OZ

    really great 🙂 should stay there forever!

  • http://theprojectivist.blogspot.com/ the projectivist

    fantastic pictures!
    thanks for sharing, Linda.

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