Saturday, June 26, 2010

Atrocity Exhibition 2010

A Taiwanese news network has created video game style 3D animations of current events ranging from Tiger Woods' SUV crash to the Leno/Conan debacle. The latest one - graphically depicting Al Gore's alleged sexual assault of a Portland masseuse - takes it to a new level. Far more of a car wreck you can't look away from than some golfer smashing his Cadillac while fleeing from his enraged wife.

Watch below for the visual metaphor involving a poodle.

A couple things come to mind.

First: imagine your most embarrassing moment. Now imagine that interpreted by someone you've never met half way around the world and rendered in glossy 3D animation. Is it accurate? Doesn't matter. It's out there. All over the world.

Second thought is: if some contemporary artist had done this before a tabloid news program did, they'd be bigger than ol' Damien Hirst right now. Could you imagine? Huge! Imagine digital reenactments of fictional scandals involving historical figures. Lincoln is never going to live down that blowjob he gave Hitler.

[via io9]

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