What happens to the game consoles that we abandon? Did your Dreamcast end up as landfill at the local tip? A new gallery exhibit by Luke Rion is looking to answer just that.
The Outré Gallery in Fitzroy, Victoria is hosting an exhibit of Rion's retro-inspired works, which feature video games in various states of disrepair and abandonment. Titled Lost Relics, the exhibit pays homage to those halcyon days of cartridge slots and power buttons.
The gaming world is filled with defunct machines that many of us don't think about anymore, unless you're a beloved retro gamer. In 2019, who's still playing with their Game Gear? And when was the last time you pulled your GameCube out of storage? The gallery exhibit speaks to that abandonment, and all the game consoles we've long since left behind.
I quite enjoy the impressionist style of these artworks, and the strangeness of seeing video games depicted in such a classic style. If you want to check out more of Rion's work, head to his website, or if you're in Melbourne, you can head along to the exhibit from Friday.
The Outré Gallery is located at 319 Smith St, Fitzroy in Victoria, and the exhibit will run from November 1 until November 10. For more information, check out the exhibit hub.