Friday April 5th, 2019
205 North Evaline St
The Middle East in videogames is always portrayed as the set of imperialist wars or orientalist fantasies. Two years since the beginning of Trump’s Muslim ban, in a time when game communities are recruiting grounds for white supremacists and mass murderers, we want to offer a counternarrative. This exhibition includes six games and interactive works presenting a nuanced view on the politics, history, and mythology of Iran. Featuring works by Mahdi Bahrami, iNK Stories, Morehshin Allahyari and DiMoDA, Kurosh ValaNejad and Peter Brinson. LIKELIKE is a neo-arcade / playful arts gallery promoting an experimental and independent game culture.