24 April - 10 July 2002
The first European exhibition devoted to the brave new world of video games retraced their technical and narrative evolution through films, preparatory sketches, scripts and storyboards for over 300 video games from 1961 to the present, from Pong Atari to Lara Croft, from the Xbox to the GameCube.
New horizons in video that revealed unexplored aspects of contemporary culture and demonstrated the irrefutable ties between the world of video games and those of cinema, literature, advertising, television and music. 40 consoles were available to visitors so they could test the classic games against the models of the latest generation.
Exhibition curated by Jaime D'Alessandro.
Mounted by the Studio maO, Alberto Jacovoni, Tommaso Avellino, Federico Cavalli and Luca La Torre.
Catalogue with essays by Jaime D'Alessandro, Diego Malara, Masuyama, Andrea Cuneo, Sergio Pennacchini, Francesco Antinucci, Rob Cunningham, Francesco Carlà, Riccardo Albini, Valerio Bindi, Francesco Fondi, Antonella Sbrilli Eletti, Maria Grazia Tolomeo, Alberto Jacovoni, Gianni Canova, Matteo Bittani, and Massimo Triulzi. Published by PdE Edizioni, Rome 2002.