Skip to main content
© CCCB, Autor: Miquel Taverna

Due to the new restrictions decreed by the Generalitat de Catalunya, this activity won't be open to the public. It will be broadcast instead at the CCCB website.

The Permanent Game

Lucía Lijtmaer and Jordi Costa

Personal Genealogy of the Videogame

Debate

The writer Lucía Lijtmaer will speak with Jordi Costa, head of exhibitions at the CCCB, about the cultural and social references that have marked their personal relationship with videogames.

You don’t turn on a console and immerse yourself in the videogame space just to play. The language of videogames allows us to reconnect with cultural and aesthetic universes that preceded the digital era: the labyrinth of the gothic novel, for example, finds its equivalent in the complexity of virtual space. As creators like David Cronenberg and Paul Verhoeven suggest, the console can be an interface that is directly connected with our unconscious drives. Perhaps it wouldn’t be unreasonable to wonder whether what happens in virtual space only occurs within the limits of the screen. In their conversation, Lijtmaer and Costa will share their own genealogies of the videogame, uphold some of the medium’s mainstream achievements, and explore the utopian and dystopian possibilities of a world torn between the bodily and the virtual.

This conversation has been prerecorded in order to guarantee its technical quality and to comply with the current restrictions of movement. It will be broadcast at the CCCB website.

Participants: Lucía Lijtmaer, Jordi Costa

This activity is part of Gameplay, The Permanent Game

Related contents

Lucía Lijtmaer and Jordi Costa

Personal Genealogy of the Videogame

The writer Lucía Lijtmaer speaks with Jordi Costa, head of exhibitions at the CCCB, about the cultural and social references that have marked their personal relationship with videogames.

You might also be interested in

Organised by