Posts Tagged ‘arcade’

Arcades are Art

2010/04/07

When i fell in Love and became part of the installation “A Few Free Years”, 1998 of Jason Rhoades 2007 in the “Hamburger Bahnhof” in Berlin, it became the summer of my life! When other people where busy bathing in the sun i tried my very best to use my last chance to improve my personal highscores on the original machines. I felt like we (a  korean guy and a dark-haired girl who where there quite as often as me) were the people this installment was ment to be.  Well chosen machines in there. While stated in the catalog as machines only from the Year 1976, this is arrogant bullshit! splendid Classics like Pong(not working), Defender, Centipide, Burgertime, Robotron, Terminator2, Galaxians, Galaga, Space invaders, Star wars, and of course Pacman and Donkeykong! Simply put: My paradise! But anyway, that’s History.

Oh, BTW my personal Robotron-highscore:

Why I write this is the fact is that i found another artist (team) that deals in the arcade-buisnes. From Faile and Bast deluxx Fluxx Arcade in the Lazarides Galary, 8 GREEK STREET – W1D 4DG FEB. 12TH – MAR. 27TH – 2010 in London. This time there are no classics technically on-screen, because the artist made up their own streetart-pseudo-mockup-games. But that’s ok. While not being on such a high level as the work of Jason Rhoades in my personal opinion, I still have to give those guys Credits for their really nice, punky streetartdesign of the modded Chassis. And please visit their Homepage to see/download all the details. I would love to have this “dungeon” somewhere in my flat!

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