Friday, November 12, 2010

They got game

There aren’t many art video games. We did once see a version of Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Series on Playstation but it was kind of cheesy. et al. made a game called O Studies a while back that had beautiful graphics but was virtually impossible to play (funny that). Now Seung Yul Oh is presenting ‘Rain’ as part of SCREENS, a new series of commissioned online art works. 'Rain' is definitely a challenge to the non-intuitive player. We mucked about on it for a while and got to see some ducks and some elephants and other droll stuff we won’t mention. For anyone completely mystified about how to play, there is a clue in the title.