VIDEOFREAK: ANALOG VIDEO ART ARCADE GAME

by Allen Riley

Produced by Death By Audio Arcade


Playing VIDEOFREAK involves manipulating live analog video feedback and audio effects that are built into the console.

The cabinet for VIDEOFREAK was designed and fabricated by Mark Kleeb at Floating Point. The cabinet artwork was designed and painted by Tim Fite.

The concept for VIDEOFREAK was developed during my residency at the Lower East Side Ecology Center in July-August 2016.

During my residency, I repaired and repurposed video equipment to create visual art with electronic feedback. I also experimented with connecting videogame consoles to my video art systems and invited the public to play scrambled videogames in a series of workshops.

The game features analog electronic music I created during my residency with Matthew Underwood at Signal Culture in Owego, NY in January 2016.

Part of the soundtrack was also created using an electric organ during my residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE in November 2015.