Date: Wed 9/2
Time: 7-9:30 pm
Location: Hyde Park Art Center Plaza (outside garage doors on Cornell Avenue)
The Street Arcade is an outdoor, public event where friends and families of the teen artists can play the games and meet the students. An important component of the project is the community engagement of the teen artists discussing their themes with participants playing their games.The Street Arcade is a collaborative new media art project from the Plug-In Studio. Artists Steve Ciampaglia and Kerry Richardson are collaborating with 13 teen artists to create original, retro-style videogames. Each teen chooses an issue as the theme, then designs the gameplay, creates the 8-bit artwork and programs the game. The Plug-In Studio will feature the games in an outdoor videogame arcade with old school console controllers and large-scale video projection. The public is invited to play the games, meet the teen artists, and discuss the issues that inspired their games. This project is generously supported by A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art.