Artist Projects

3 Modifications


Brody Condon

In 3 Modifications, Brody Condon uses current computer games to update Northern European masterpieces by Dieric Bouts, Gerard David and Hans Memling. Condon’s digital tableaux vivants—he calls them “self-playing video games”—draw unexpected connections between the iconography of Flemish masters and the quasi-religious fantasy worlds on our screens. He reworks and restages, replacing the Christ in David’s baptism scene with a diseased, potbellied creature, or dramatically enlarging the heavenly gates from the left panel of Memling’s Last Judgment triptych. Resurrection (after Bouts) works best, perhaps because the smaller scale of the projection allows for sharper, more painterly imagery. In the original, a red-robed Christ is shown rising from the tomb; in Condon’s version, an androgynous blue figure demonstrates the yoga “tree” pose next to a blazing campfire and indifferent spectators. (Excerpted from The New York Times “Art In Review,” Nov. 23, 2008, by Karen Rosenberg)

Project Updates

  • 2008: 3 Modifications is shown at Predrive group exhibition at Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2008: 3 Modifications is shown at solo exhibition at USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, FL

  • 2008: 3 Modifications is shown at Walls and Gateways group exhibition at Existentie in Ghent, Belgium

  • 2008: 3 Modifications is shown at Reset/Play group exhibition at Arthouse in Austin, TX

  • 2007: 3 Modifications premieres at Virgil de Voldere Gallery in New York