Pippen Barr: The Artist is Present

  • ©, Pippen Barr

  • ©, Pippen Barr

  • ©, Pippen Barr

  • ©, Pippen Barr



    The Artist is Present



Artist Statement:

    Are games art? This one definitely is! The Artist is Present is a Sierra-style recreation of the famed performance piece of the same name by artist Marina Abramovic at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Have the experience only a lucky few have ever had! Stare into Marina Abramovic’s eyes! Make of it what you will! Just like art!

    The Artist Is Present was written in ActionScript 3 using Adobe’s FlashBuilder 4.5 and the excellent Flixel library. The font in The Artist Is Present is Commodore 64 Pixelized by Devin Cook. The game has appeared in the exhibitions The Name of the Game at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, It’s Art in the Game at Museum Hilversum, Space Invaders at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start at SPACES, and Pause: Computer Games and Cultural Contingencies at Temporary Gallery.