A DROWNING SIM’S CRY FOR HELP
Presented by Metro Arts
By Ursula Larin
A Drowning Sim’s Cry for Help humorously tries to make sense of the absurdity of the everyday, mental health, and mortality by taking cues from computer games and children’s entertainment.
Various works in the exhibition celebrate and critique the naive and humorous ways the media censors explicit content to provide a temporary relief from reality. The use of humour is explored on one hand, as a way to cope with intense emotion and trauma, and on the other, as a psychological tool to revisit, process and gain perspective on past events.
The exhibition’s title references the 2004 life simulation PC game, The Sims 2 and the particular act of a player drowning and ultimately killing their Sim.
Sat 6 – Sat 27 Feb, 2021
Gallery One, Metro Arts
Sat 6 Feb 4 – 10pm
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