“Gun Ballet: the Aestheticization of Violence in Video Games”

Art, Digital & interactive
“Gun Ballet: the Aestheticization of Violence in Video Games”
Photograph: Courtesy Video Game Art Gallery

Whether players are shooting aliens or mowing down soldiers, violence and video games go hand in hand, which is why the latter is often used as a scapegoat for real-world occurrences of the former. The Video Game Art Gallery presents an exhibition that unpacks the aestheticization of violence in games, showing how artists and developers use weaponry and combat in brutal, beautiful and meaningful ways.

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