Her name is Sam, still too young yet to be controlled by the conventions of society she is a five year old killer. Her frustration is uncontrolled, open and violent. The city is her playground and she likes to play...
Sam is the name of a computer game modification based on the first-person-shooter Half life. Sams violence represents a young female urge to freely express frustration and kill, kill, kill.
Unstoppable, in different scenarios she executes her killing pleasures ; from her home somewhere in a random city to the street and a bar, a school, an office to finally escape in to the subway.
The game was released in an solo exhibition at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France as part of the program Tokyo Games curated by Laurence Dreyfus.
The creation of SAM could never have been realized without the possibility of the game community and modification culture around Half-life. A process of collecting openly available prefabricated objects, game-characters, textures, sound and other components to fill Sam's world with sets was necessary and important for the project and a way to explore and create within a remix-culture.