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« on: December 09, 2009, 07:43:52 pm »

Burlington City Arts is hosting an exhibition they are calling Game (Life): Video Games in Contemporary Art from December 18, 2009 - February 13, 2010

The exhibition will feature eleven artists from Vermont and around the world:
Jason Rohrer (Passage and Gravitation)
Jonathan Blow (Braid)
Randy Smith (Spider)
Paolo Pedercini (Faith Fighter and The McDonald?s Videogame)
Jenova Chen (Flow and Flower)
Petri Purho (Crayon Physics)
Jakub Dvorsky (Machinarium)  (Note: JD will not be there, just Machinarium  Wink)
Heather Kelly (Sugar)
Mark Essen (The Thrill of Combat)
Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn (Tale of Tales)

Game (Life): Video Games in Contemporary Art will transform the gallery into a functioning video arcade set on "free play" inviting visitors to interact in a gallery setting. Blurring the distinction between the real and synthetic worlds of gaming, the galleries interior will be transformed into a boldly colored, three-dimensional, pixilated landscape bringing to life the look of a classic video game. Provocative and reflective works by artists and independent game designers will engage visitors in play, and confront the viewer/player with questions regarding politics, violence, emotional resonance and beauty, as well as the implications of video gaming's emerging dominance in our entertainment culture. (Source)

Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18.

In collaboration with Champlain College's Game Design program, Game(Life) will offer an artist/game designer lecture series featuring:

JASON ROHRER - Author of PASSAGE and BETWEEN
Friday, 1.15 @ Champlain College - Alumni Auditorium, 7-8:30PM
Saturday, 1.16 @ Firehouse Gallery, 4:30-6PM

HEATHER KELLY - Author of SUGAR
Friday, 1.22 @ Champlain College - Alumni Auditorium, 7-8:30PM
Saturday, 1.23 @ Firehouse Gallery, 4:30-6PM

JONATHAN BLOW - Author of BRAID
Friday, 1.29 @ Champlain College - Alumni Auditorium, 7-8:30PM
Saturday, 1.30 @ Firehouse Gallery, 4:30-6PM

RANDY SMITH - Author of SPIDER: SECRET OF BRYCE MANOR
Friday, 2.05 @ Champlain College - Alumni Auditorium, 7-8:30PM
Saturday, 2.06 @ Firehouse Gallery, 4:30-6PM

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 04:39:26 am »


Press: Exhibit asks: Can computer games be art?

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 08:00:34 am »


More Press: "In one of the first of its kind in the U.S., Burlington City Arts opened a new exhibition, Game (Life), at the Firehouse Gallery on Church Street on Dec. 18. The show runs through Feb. 13, 2010"

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