RESET v2.0 for 2 Prepared Nintendo Entertainment Consoles

Jeff Donaldson/noteNdo

25 April 2009

Audio-visual installation Courtesy: the artist Acknowledgements: Joey Mariano, Wil Lindsay, David Clayton

In RESET v2.0, each NES console has been prepared to instigate generative system crashes/malfunctions which are triggered by laser light. As the participant walks through the installation space/laser field, different audio-visual effects are produced when different beams are obstructed. The work is inspired by system glitches, or imperfections, which are unique to the 8-bit NES hardware. In provoking these errors, abstract and colourful effects, unintended by the commercial systems designers, are produced.