Thursday, January 20 · 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Location Babycastles Arcade @ Showpaper 42nd Street Gallery217 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
Created By Showpaper 42nd St Gallery, Sarah Brin, Zach Gage
Exhibition opening party, All ages, free, $5 dollar donation welcome -
Curated by Sarah Brin and Zach GagePerformances by MV Carbon, Aaron Moore (mem. Volcano the Bear), Raphael Amadeus Frankenstein (mem. Mudboy), Lesley Flanigan
Terraforms - Game Mods at Babycastles
( v. ) 1. to modify a world's environment so that it can support Earth life-forms, especially humans.
An exhibition dedicated to game artists and their radical reconfigurations of traditional gamescapes.
As we move further into the digital realm, the rules that govern it are becoming increasingly transparent. What was once clearly articulated has become an amorphous set of unchallenged rules and sociological boundaries. Despite their subtlety, these digital restrictions, much like the natural laws of the physical world, affect every aspect of the increasingly virtual lifestyles we lead.
Yet, the virtural world is made of code, and its rules can be broken. These seven artists move outside of digital boundaries, forcibly modifying gamescapes while pressing us to rethink our beliefs.
"Removeallweapons This, First Person" - John Hendershot
"Tomb Raider I and II Patches" - Robert Nideffer
"Mario Battle No. 1, Mario is Drowning" - Myfanwy Ashmore
Rpgpaint - Guthrie Lonergan
JFK: Reloaded - Traffic Management Ltd.
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti