Sacrifice of the Mushroom Kings

2012. video (color, sound), media player, screen or projector, 8 min loop
In Sacrifice of the Mushroom Kings, popular video game characters step into the gilded age of American capitalism, as they wander around buildings built by J.P. Morgan and Philip Lehman. Its disjointed narrative draws equally on the past and mythology, as on science fiction and contemporary culture, while referencing the timeless rise and fall of power structures.

Gold lamb in baroque architecture
A still showing a mythical golden bull in a opera house
Post-internet video art showing video game characters near grey castle
Post-internet video art
Video art installation by contemporary artist Jonathan Monaghan
Blue contemporary art with rainbow road
SMK still
SMK still
Pink post-internet contemporary art print
SMK still