Cheatimerism (2020)

Digital video (1920 x 1080), color, sound, 14′ 55”, 2020.

Game photography, 20 pieces, 3840 x 2160 (original resolution).

a cluster of garbage truck split onto the beach and into the seashore
a cluster of cars in a residence pool
cluster of cars in an open gym with three guys
a lifeguard that looks to the sea and a wall of cars along the seashore

By reconfiguring the spaces of Grand Theft Auto V, Cheatimerism investigates the political and economic implications of consumption and its side effects, including concrete waste, virtual surrogacy, and planned obsolescence. This machinima shows various sculptural forms made of identical vehicles, the Rapid GT, a sports car, and a waste collection truck, the Trashmaster. Capitalism is a sort of ultimate cheat mode, deeply inscribed in the entertainment forms that please us all.