GAME ARTHRITIS. A SYSTEMIC STUDY OF VIDEO GAME INDUCED DISEASES
Matteo Bittanti & IOCOSE
Photographer: Kenzie Burchell
Make-up artist: Emma Alexandra Watts.
Models: Tom Bennett, Katie Bourner, Sabu Isayama, Maruen Zarino Lanni, Lauren Lapidge, Paul Speziali, Rory Thompson, Juliana Yazbeck
Matteo Bittanti is an interdisciplinary artist based in San Francisco. His interventions lie at the intersection of game-based media, cinema, and online practices. His works have been presented in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Italy. In addition to his ludic interventions, Bittanti has taught in the Visual Studies and in the Visual & Critical Studies programs at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland. Between 2006 and 2011, Bittanti collaborated with the Stanford Humanities Lab at Stanford University.
The group IOCOSE was founded in 2006 and is now based in London, Berlin and Milan. They have exhibited at Tate Modern and HTTP gallery in London, UK, Jeu de Paume in Paris, France, and Aksioma in Ljubljana, Slovenia. They work with camouflage, mimicry, fakes and pranks, mostly based in news, social and mass media. Among their works, they have hijacked an exhibition at Tate Modern, invented a spam campaign for the Italian Democratic Party, designed a religious hi-tech product based on electric shock, crafted an IKEA guillottine, experimented a drug made out of floppy discs, and organized an international contest for the most valueless video on YouTube.
Game Arthritis at GAME, Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 26th October 2012- 18th January 2013.
"ITALIANS DO IT BETTER!!," Venice Biennal (Fringe Events), June 1 - November 27, 2011. "ITALIANS DO IT BETTER!!, was part of the exhibition “Neoludica: Art is a Game 2011-1966”, at Sala dei Laneri, Santa Croce 131, Venezia, Italy.
"Game Arthritis", Fabio Paris Art Gallery, Brescia, Italy, 24th September- 18th November 2011.
Drodesera 2011, Trento, Italy, July 22 - July 30, 2011.
August 2013: Game Arthritis featured on Polygon (US), Buzzfeed (US), El Informador (Mexico), Cartel Urbano (Colombia), Afficher La Suite (France), Brain de Geek(France), Enlaces Massivos (Mexico), Contenido (Mexico), Fafhoo Noticias (Mexico), 13CL (France); AdictaMente (Uruguay), La Tercera (Chile), Le Tribunal De Net(France), Creation (France), La Horca (Chile)