Benton C Bainbridge: “Lisa Joy (Dueling Vectrexes)”

By November 19, 2016 Artwork

Lisa Joy (Dueling Vectrexes) #1 & #2. Modified videogame consoles (each 8″ X 10″ X 16″), patch cables. 2016

Benton C Bainbridge continues his series of interactive light drawing objects with Lisa Joy (Dueling Vectrexes).

Two antique video game consoles are cross-patched via a simple hack. Bainbridge inserted patch points between the CPU outputs and the vector displays of two Vectrexes. Each remains fully functional, and may be played normally with any game cart. Input and output switching jacks allow participants to mix and mingle horizontal, vertical, and brightness signals between the two objects or from synths and other electronic signals ranging from -5 to +5 volts.