Return to Super Death Canyon: Payback Time
Daniel Smith and Albatross Wirehead
Wednesday 30 March - Saturday 16 April 2011
Opening night: Thursday 31 March, 6-8pm
Artist talks: Saturday, 9 April, 4pm
Free and all welcome
PODspace will play host to digital artist and self proclaimed gaming fanatic Albatross Wirehead, and Sydney artist Daniel Smith, with an exhibition of the comical and absurd. Return to Super Death Canyon: Payback Time is a collection of video game levels based on an original game concept.
Blood sucking alien bats, sea monsters, grotesque mutated forms and tentacled end-bosses are just some of the fiends that our hero Carlos must battle in this epic revenge platformer.
The works are presented in the pixelated style of 1980’s 8-bit games, printed in large format and spanning the gallery walls. There is a large chunk of video game kitsch thrown in for good measure. The drawing is currently being converted into a working platform game, by Wirehead, with a demo being available to play on opening night.