The router gallery is an original spot that is involved in presenting digital works through a local router. This month’s guest is Play Cells, a work by a young female artist from Rome named Cerrone. Play Cells is the child of this young woman’s passion for video games and her aesthetic vision.
The work itself is a series of animations that originate from the games which develop into an iconographic exploration of interfaces. Four abstract animations are on exhibit (Play Cells: CC, D, NMS and TW), each of which corresponds to a different type of video game and adopts its specific graphic and narrative style. The evocative strength of the colour combination used for these animations, a recognizable reference to the various stages, reveals the linguistic structure of the game and those visible words that have become a metabolized part of our cultural baggage. “Play Cells – as stated by the press release – is not about linking every cell to the game it originates from or label it to its genre, but it is the ability to re-experience intuitively through the bare language that is so strong rooted in mass culture”.
Nicole Cerrone. Play Cells, curated by Chiara Passa, router gallery, Berlin, 22.02 – 20.03.2017
Nicole Cerrone (Rome, 1990) is an emerging artist graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome. She is strongly influenced by the Post Internet aesthetics and thinks that computer is an extension of her thought.
Chiara Passa (Rome, 1973) is a visual artist working and combining different media and technologies in a wide range production. Since 2009 she runs a curatorial net-art project well known as The Widget Art Gallery.