Monday, July 29, 2013

Son shine

If you’re a parent or happen to be someone’s child and don’t need to hear about how amazing someone else’s is, you might want to skip this post and come back tomorrow.

Regular readers will already know that Pippin Barr #son made a game based on performance artist Marina Abramovic’s famous work at MoMA. His game like her work was called The artist is present and released on the internet. Abramovic played it (never got to sit with herself for those who've been there) and got in touch with Pippin. They spent some time together in Toronto during the opening of the opera The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic and talked about a collaboration. 

Now Pippin is making games as part of the rewards on a just launched Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the Marina Abramovic Institute. For a $5 donation you will be able to enter a virtual Institute and play three games inspired by her performances. The games based on the titles of Abramovic performances still manage to have a definite Pippin Barr ring to their titles: a rice counting exercise, stepping on grass, and complaining to a tree. The digital version of the Institute will open soon, but in the meantime you can visit it on Kickstarter and read more about the Institute here.