Maddie Hepner

Animalis Transitum, 2020

Emily Davidson, Madeleine Hepner, Cameron Palmer, Rick Yao

The result of an extensive investigation into the art economy of Animal Crossing, Animalis Transitum explores the commodification of virtual space, creativity and gamification of the art market. Part installation, part machinima, the project documents a collector’s dinner the group hosted on the island of Big Kahuna in Animal Crossing, where works acquired at auction on Nookazon were subsequently re-sold to the community’s most discriminating art speculators. 

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