Tonight in solidarity against the Muslim Ban
Projected with Laura Poitras tonight onto a very interesting building in Manhattan. Check out the full story here.
Today is the day. After 9 months, Launch a Banker has been released into the wild. The game is available to play on your laptop/computer, or on iPhone. Android users, however, are not able to play the game because Google banned it on account of it being too violent. Consider the fact that Torture the Guy in Yellow is freely downloadable on GooglePlay, a game that asks the player to torture a man in jail with various implements.
And of course for those who favor realistic depictions of violence, the classic Grand Theft Auto:
And so we are left to wonder about the society in which we live.
Tonight is the opening of Kilroy Was Here, a show that I curated as a capstone to our time as residents at Kilroy Metal Ceiling. We inherited a magical opportunity in January, to take over an 8,000 sq ft warehouse while its licensing is neither commercial nor residential. Many of us took it as an opportunity to pursue politically/community-engaged work, and in some ways this show is in service to that. The show will remain open through the end of the month, contact me for a tour.
Ars Technica made a great video about our game WURM: Escape from a Dying Star and our micro-residency at CultureHub.
Last night we (The Illuminator) teamed up with G.U.L.F. (Global Ultra Luxury Faction) to project on the Guggenheim and the homes of its trustees. The Guggenheim is currently using forced labor to construct a new museum in Abu Dhabi.
Read more about it at Hyperallergic
We (The Illuminator) had our opening at the Brooklyn Museum alongside many other incredible and inspiring Agitprop artists in the aptly titled show Agitprop!. We were joined by our friends and collaborators The Guerrilla Girls, Occupy Museums, and Not an Alternative.
The New York Times published an article about our involvement in this controversial show, and how our work reacted to the context of an emerging dialogue at the museum.