[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Myfanwy Ashmore – GRAND THEFT LOVE SONG

Artist Statement

Video/Machinima (2010)

Grand Theft Love Song is a machinima video work where the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: Liberty City is played in order to make Nico Bellic dance in his safehouse. The video is set to a Creole Love Call, a public domain song with a history of disputed copyright.

  • Myfanwy Ashmore is a Canadian artist and educator whose fine art practice extends into new media, game modification, installation, new user interfaces and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited extensively including the Surrey Art Gallery (Surrey), Arcadia University Gallery (Philadelphia), Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney), Zero Gamer (London Games Festival Fringe), Http Gallery/Furtherfield (London) and Smart Project Space (Amsterdam). She is the recipient of numerous grants from The Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts, was short-listed for the K.M. Hunter Award and named a finalist for the Glenfiddich Artist Residency Prize in 2014.

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