Baden Pailthorpe, Scooterz, 2019. Unreal Engine asset pack, found photogrammetry 4K Ultra HD real-time animation, edition of 3 + 2AP. Courtesy: the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.
In Asset Pack, 2019, Baden Pailthorpe intensifies his examination of the cultures of late capitalism by reinterpreting the material culture of digital marketplaces.
An asset can be any element of a digital program – including 2D and 3D models, sound effects, code or templates, and even complete projects that can be used by software platforms such as smartphone applications or video games. These assets or asset packs can be bought and sold by creators and make up a significant part of the digital economy.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Friday 27 September 2019