A Video Game Version of Marina Abramović's 'The Artist Is Present'


If you missed last year’s massively hyped MoMA exhibition, Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present, don’t fret — Copenhagen-based artist/game designer/professor Pippin Barr had created the perfect video game approximation of the experience. In this 8-bit adventure, gamers play the part of an art fan excited to face off with Abramović in the show’s title performance piece. But first, we have to pay $25, breeze by some Van Goghs and Warhols, and then stand in a line a couple of hundred people long in order to even get a glimpse of the artist. Although the MoMA looks almost nothing like Barr’s representation of it, his lo-fi summation of that frustrating line is eerily accurate. [via Kottke]