The Continuous City is an in-progress photographic series by Gareth Damian Martin. The British artist, game designer and writer explores video game scenarios, taking screenshots of the buildings and infrastructures. He later photographs the projected screenshots with a 35 mm analogue camera. The resulting postcards end up being suspended between reality and fiction and between digital and analogue worlds. They testify to the ability of video games to create worlds that have absorbed actual architecture. Video game environments manage to look so compelling and convincing, so inhabitable, that they profoundly influence the players’ emotions and imagination.
This work is currently on view in the exhibition Inner Space / Lisbon Triennale 2019, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art, Chiado, Lisbon