The piece is meant to introduce viewers who may be more familiar with games than art to historic works believed to address ideas of virtuality and violence, leisure and game. The question "can I shoot?" comes up when people engage with this work and my answer is "why do you want to?" followed by "No. There are no shells in this virtual rifle and it's not that kind of gallery. but please have a look around."
Target Acquired is an assemblage consisting of an easel, 2 peristaltic pumps, 15ft of 5mm tubing, 3 Mtn Dew Cherry Citrus Game Fuel 20oz. bottles, 3 Mtn Dew Lemonade Game Fuel 20oz bottles, Xbox360 game controller with custom woodgrain skin and real shell casing buttons, Wacom Companion tablet running Unity virtual gallery environment, Chris Burden still photo from "Shoot", Jasper Johns "Target with plaster casts", William Sidney Mount "Caught napping", Frans Cre Snyders "Still life with Dead Game", "Soldier" 3d model, "Huge Swig" 3d model.