From: LBurchill (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Oct 10 2010 - 12:00:43 PDT
We will be screening this great documentary by Marcin Ramocki TONIGHT and
tomorrow 7PM at MICROSCOPE Gallery in Bushwick.
The work originally premiered at MoMa in 2006 and has shown around the
world, but never it such an intimate context.
Marcin will be present tonight to introduce the 76-minute feature and to
show 2 new very short works. "8-BIT" was also voted by ArtForum as one of
the year’s ten best films, *8 Bit *is an acclaimed hybrid documentary
exploring the history of artists and video games. This mélange of
rockumentary and art exposé examines early hacker culture and interviews
contemporary musicians, artists, and programmers who repurpose game
hardware, modify existing games, and create original games.
Featuring Cory Arcangel, Isabelle Arvers, Bit Shifter, Bodenstandig 2000,
Bubblyfish, Mary Flanagan, Gameboyz Orchestra, Glomag, Rachel Green, Ed
Halter, Paul Johnson, John Klima, Joe McKay, Tom Moody, Christiane Paul,
Akiko Sakaizumi, Eddo Stern, teamtendo, Treewave and more!
Please join us!
*8 bit: documentary about art and videogames*
by Marcin Ramocki and Justin Strawhand, 76 mins, col, sound, USA 2006
*“A combination “rockumentary,” art expos_, and culture-critical
investigation, 8 BIT ties together the 1980* *demo scene, chip-tune music,
and artists using “machinima” and modified computer games. Produced in New
York City, Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo, the documentary brings a global
perspective to the new artistic approaches of the DIY generation that grew
up playing Atari, Commodore 64, and other video gameconsoles.” MoMA Calendar
4 Charles Place, Bushwick Brooklyn NY 11221
Charles Place is a dead-end at the intersection of Willoughby and Myrtle
more info: www.micrscopegallery.com
Please check out upcoming shows under "Events" and our current Exhibition
"INDEPENDECE" running through 10/18.
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