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Henry Kalaf

Barker College

Artwork title
The Simitation Generation
HSC year
2007
ARTEXPRESS year
2008
Expressive form
Film/video
Artist’s statement

Created in the game The Sims 2, The Simitation Generation blurs the line between our virtual life and reality, allowing the individual to live out their dreams and desires as Creator in the simulated world. We as humans are constantly yearning for a greater sense of purpose and control over our destiny. Generation Y has come to expect instant and virtual gratification as they attempt to vicariously escape the problems of the world by ‘playing’ games. My work begs to ask the question 'Who really is in control?’