Paolo Pedercini: Radical Games Exhibition

unnamedY2BC7ZKXFrom gun control to religious hypocrisy, Italian-born artist-activist Paolo Pedercini creates art video games that confront some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our times.

This exhibition includes five games produced by Pedercini under his project name, Molleindustria, and features the debut of Nova Alea, a new sim-city inspired commentary on urban planning.

From a Marxist critique of capitalism disguised as a management simulator to a send-up of the gun-lobby’s twisted logic set, his work is “wickedly humorous.” Pedercini explores alternative game forms including the experimental narrative/game “Unmanned,” an examination of the morally ambiguous life of drone pilots in the war on terror, and the text-adventure game “Ergon/Logos.”

Pedercini is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon where he teaches experimental game design and media production courses.

The exhibition is in collaboration with the Generator’s Big Maker Series, co-sponsored by the Division of Communication and Creative Media. An artist talk will be held Thursday January 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Champlain Room and the exhibition will run from January 21 to February 6 in the Champlain Gallery Lounge.