Clicking Kills

(…) The artist Mouchette playfully introduces a new forum for exorbitant injustice in Lullaby for a Dead Fly [20]. In the animation, the artist invites the player to kill a fly with a click of the mouse. In this simple interaction, the fly reminds us that a click represents a choice,  an assertion of power in her own elegiac song: “You clicked on me, you killed me.” While Mouchette’s piece is not a “retro-styled” game by definition, it fits the genre of the art game due to its simple though conceptually weighty interactive interface.

From: Arcade Classics Spawn Art? Current Trends in the Art Game Genre by Tiffany Holmes

Archived version here: Tiffany.Holmes.pdf

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