Serious Fun: Architektur & Spiele / Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien

(c) Dust, Aram Bartholl, 2011. "Dust" is a 1:333 scale recreation of one of the most played computer games in the world. Unlike today's computer games (with their endless worlds), the game spaces of the 90s were still limited due to low graphics card and processor power. A computer game map like 'de_dust' seems more real than many other places like artificial supermarkets or airports.

17.03. – 05.09.2022.

Who participates in a game, becomes part of the game himself!

The exhibition “Serious Fun” at the Architekturzentrum Wien presents architectural games and reflections of architectural games. They are made of wood, metal or cardboard or are played on computers or consoles. But always something ambivalent resonates.

The player is in the position to create architectures, structures, entire worlds. And yet it is the developers of the games who influence or even manipulate the course and outcome of the games. Their decisions not only build worlds, but also worldviews.

Some can even lose themselves in the worlds they build!

Serious Fun: Architektur & Spiele
17.03. – 05.09.2022
Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien