Outdoor Giant Tetris hits the alleyways of Sydney
If your walking around the streets of sydney between now and January 31st, try and get over to Abercrombie Lane to catch a glimpse of this great spectacle called “One More Go One More Go” which is part of the “Live Lanes” outdoor exhibition.
This work references the much loved, mesmerising, enduringly compelling classic single-player video game Tetris, developed by Alexey Pajitnov of the USSR’s Academy of Science in 1985. When playing Tetris, the player must sort a simultaneously random but predictable succession of cascading shapes in exchange for points and more time in the game. Yet, here, in Abercrombie Lane, pieces are planted into a world that is less ordered and predictable.
There are grand implications of error here that lead to questions, such as who exactly has been playing Giant Tetris? What were they trying to do? Could I have done better?
More pics after the jump…