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Friday, August 12, 2011

Life Sized De_Dust?

Keeping with my seemingly unintentional "video game" themed post for the past week, there is hope that a life sized de_dust will be created!
De_dust, a popular map in the FPS, "Counter-Strike"
I know for some, this is old news (early June to be exact) but for me (as I just found this out) is pretty exciting news. Aram Bartholl is or will be the man responsible for this ambitious project measuring 115 x 110 x 15 metres. But for now though, he has a 1:250 scale model made out of plastic (see below). The final 1:1 piece will be created in full concrete with no colour or textures.
The 1:250 scale model
Bartholl's intention is to create both an art piece and a "walking museum".

Bartholl has worked on various projects such as the "Google Map Project:"

Making landmarks look like "Google Maps"

I do not own or take credit for all of the above images, if you would like them to be taken down, please message me.
What do you think of this de_dust project? Would you have chosen something else to better represent the gaming culture?

14 comments:

Philip said...

he should turn it into an airsoft site when it's done! he'd make some money!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Would be awesome to play paintball in de_dust.

Ting Kubby said...

Ambitious project, can't wait to see the finished result.

Thoon said...

Does sound like an interesting thing to do. Though everyone's right. Paintball or lasertag being combined into it would likely get it even more attention.

Byakuya said...

Screw the art, paintball would be hella awesome

animestan said...

Ya, lots of people wanted something like that but the artist really intends for this to be a museum/representation of the gaming culture.

But again...paintball would be awesome (it also fits in).

Diego Sousa said...

it will look awesome!

Magixx said...

looking forward to the result! :)

Timothy Bowen said...

I'm for this. I can't wait to see it finished!

Alice said...

Like Philip said, I see it making a lot of money if it was then turned into an airsoft site afterwards.

ThingsYouWant said...

Paintball/airsoft in that art museum sounds fun. De_dust was a great map! I always did like the counter-terriost spawn a bit better though!

Shaw said...

I would have chosen something out of zelda, like Kokiri Village in OOT

DWei said...

Oh god yes, I heard about this and I applaud this man and his efforts.

Adam said...

I like that last picture =)

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