Sex! At Alexanderplatz by Fantasia Malware Present @ Acud
#SaveTheDate Berlin! “SEX! At Alexanderplatz is a performance and dating game set in hell (Alexanderplatz). Crank the lever of your dating app, let the slot machine spin, let sparks of fury fly, and let lonely hearts die (alone). Join us at the climactic anti-climax of Fantasia Malware Presents 2022 for anal sex in the Alexa food court toilet and heartbreak under the TV Tower.”
Staccato high-heeled smiling heart-faced bezier-hipped machine being danced like a weighted pendulum in a thatched shiny metallic room. Organic – round – artificial – sexy and sexless. An ice-cold glass dildo crossed with an early 2000’s Windows Media Player music visualisation, always pulsing never throbbing.
A game about trying to get to a party or making some friends, whatever happens first.
Fantasia Malware is a collective and label that makes fantastical, magical, corrupt, chaotic software. They develop and publish experimental video games and live performances. The members of Fantasia Malware are Chloê Langford, Jira Duguid and Gabriel Helfenstein.
This year they have hosted four events in the series Fantasia Malware Presents – centred around using videogames in live performances. For each of the first three events, one member of Fantasia Malware presented a solo project and invited an artist from the growing community of people using video game technology to make weird art. The final event features a new game performance developed by all three members of Fantasia Malware together.
Fantasia Malware Presents is a tiny cross-section of the fizzing underbelly of video games – a late capitalist medium wrenched free from the grasp of the marketing team to make boundless alien dream worlds.