Troy Innocent
  • revert. renew. remake.
  • revert. renew. remake.
  • revert. renew. remake.
  • revert. renew. remake.
  • revert. renew. remake.

revert. renew. remake.
Troy Innocent 2013
paint, acrylic and plywood, 100 markers dispersed throughout gallery

Modern Ruin
The Substation, Melbourne, Australia, 11 November - 15 December 2013.

Usually appearing in urban spaces, the markers in this exhibition formed a dialogue with the space and the works within the exhibition curated by Michael Brennan and Aaron Martin. The origin of the markers as units of urban codemaking are outlined in this excerpt:

"Whilst undertaking a residency in this gallery during December last year I was approached by a group called the Urban Codemakers to assist in their submission for the City of Melbourne’s Laneways Commission program. Apparently, they had a project in mind that would put to use the iconographic languages that have manifested in my various digital media and public art works over the years.

The Urban Codemakers originate in the Micronation of Ludea.

If you have played a game then you have been to Ludea. It is that space you go to when you are ‘in-game’, in the zone, or otherwise immersed in play.

For the Ludeans, this state is the basis of their culture, their language, their way of life. Patterns and logic of the game become their way of seeing the entire world. The ontology of the game world is the ontology of their reality. Reality is game." - Troy Innocent 2011

64 Ways of Being



Wayfinder Live

Excerpts (Xelbourne)

Urban Code

Pattern Recognition

Double Abstraction

New Abstraction

speak. think. transform.

grow. clone. mutate.

revert. renew. remake.

16 verbs for Ludea