Digital video (1920 x 1080), color, sound, 14′ 55”, 2020.
Game photography, 20 pieces, 3840 x 2160 (original resolution).
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 pleased us all.