A Thousand Words

by Milo van Mesdag


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A dark satire of art criticism, March 25, 2023
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This Seedcomp game is based on artwork submitted to the first chunk of the competition, and this game focuses heavily on the art.

It makes use of Quixe's image embedding features to let you zoom in to various parts of the artwork while commenting on it.

It's tone is intended to mock contemporary art criticism, especially the trope of critics creating entire invented fantasies about what the meaning of the art is, these fantasies having no connection to reality.

It allows for a few sexually explicit actions but only if you thought of and typed them yourself; a few slight sexual references pop up here and there otherwise. There are some few other painful things that can happen.

In a way it reminds me of Exhibition by Ian Finley or the IF Art Shows from years past, because many of them also spoofed the criticism idea. I think this is an effective piece, especially with the images attached.