Dora Budor + Joshua Citarella
20. Juli 2013
A media franchise which expands to include video games, comic books, novels, novelizations, sound dramas, a live action feature film follow by multiple live action and animated sequels, and a variety of associated merchandise, such as figurines, movie memorabilia, prop replicas, katanas, throwing stars and sanitary hand wipes. To date it remains the only series of video game to film adaptations to increase levels of profit and fan base with each successive installment.
Add and remove characters. Evolve. One can live within this world very easily. Characters were dead and yet they are still here. As you wake to find yourself in a sort of training complex, you will have to find your friends alive in one of several major cities: Tokyo, Moscow, Berlin and New York City. Commands, summaries, exclamations and ejaculations. Other information is provided by explanatory computer graphics that help clue us in to who is who.
A screen-used green cigarette lighter. It has an aged appearance and was painted by the prop team to look dirty. It no longer contains fluid and will not light. This lighter measures 3.25". Starting bid at $1299. Fandom collectables, replicas, special edition DVDs, off screen memorabilia connected to the franchise. Their value is measured by inclusion in the final cut, affirmed by certificates and signatures from authenticated movie prop distributors.
Everyone stares at a pool of something on the floor that might be blood. Coagulating. Not possible, blood doesn't do that until you're dead. How does the blood on the floor know if you're dead? The answer to this question is so obvious I am surprised you would ask.
HHDM, Vienna, Austria // Opening: July 20th 2013 / Exhibition stays opened until August 28th