Historical Screenshots


A series of drawings from an isometric perspective, in the style of a computer game. The subject of each drawing is the image, or images, that created a popular cultural event. Historical events (like the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel) are used interchangeably with fictionalized events (like the picnic scene from The Sound of Music).


  1. There’s a problem with some of these: the photographers have all been omitted. Where’s the photojournalist standing next to Elian’s closet?

  2. I saw these as full blow up prints at the Yerba Beuna Center For the Arts in San Francisco and they really are amazing. (The exhibit was about art in gaming and gaming in art. Also included was a first person shooter of the David Koresh compound in Waco that was only activated by sitting down to the game and saying “I am David Koresh”. The game last 10 minutes until you died in the fire. They also had the Pain Station on display.)

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