total runtime: 12:14 (1 min. excerpt)
On view at UVP Everson from November 7 – December 21, 2013.
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"Still Raining, Still Dreaming" is part of Solomon’s acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series, titled "In Memorium", a body of work shot entirely within the virtual world of the Grand Theft Auto video game, and is shown in conjunction with the Everson’s exhibition of the Smithsonian traveling show, The Art of Video Games.
Three more works from Solomon’s "In Memorium" – "Crossroad" (2005), "Rehearsals for Retirement" (2007), and "Last Days in a Lonely Place" (2008), will be screened as part of Avant Gaming in the Everson’s Hosmer auditorium on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30pm. A reception will follow on the plaza.
About the Video
"Still Raining, Still Dreaming" repurposes the virtual world of the controversial “Grand Theft Auto” video game series, with its imperatives to random violence and crime, transforming Liberty City, the fictitious metropolis based on New York City in which the game is set, into a reflective space of stillness: depopulated of players, full of melancholy, longing, and moments of compelling poetic beauty.