Return of the Super Maria Sisters

Return of the Super Maria Sisters
Author: Ambika Subramaniam
Publisher: Sub/Sur Editions
Language: English
Pages: 167
Size: 14 x 19 cm
Weight: 250 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780993380303
Price: €13.00
Product Description

Return of the Super Maria Sisters follows Maria and Luisa, two female video game characters who were beat out by the Super Mario Bros in 1985, shoved into oblivion with all other failed video games. The mysterious Generator grants them a thirty-year upgrade into the contemporary and releases them into the world of Super Maria 3D World. The sisters explore the architectural facets of the Generator’s levels, encountering various external digital bodies while assimilating into their own three-dimensional “female” selves. Their evolution of various humanistic qualities, such as gender, physicality, race, and consciousness triggers their understanding that they are, nonetheless, post-human holograms in a virtual and textual world. The narrative explores the various contemporary theories of Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, and N. Katherine Hayles through an architectural narrative infrastructure. With influences from Deleuze and Guattari, Kafka, and eastern philosophies, Maria and Luisa redefine the posthuman consciousness for contemporary beings.

At the soft book launch, the book was displayed within the Furniture for the Maria Sisters.

150 copies, 1st Edition