Pippin Barr’s waiting game

The Artist is Present is a game in which anyone can pit themselves against a most formidable opponent—uncertainty—by participating in a virtual re-creation of Marina Abramovic’s 2010 performance at MoMA. I admit to losing the game almost immediately after starting it, but rather enjoyed game designer Pippin Barr’s own account of playing it, as well as his response to the avalanche of interest the game’s release brought his way.

Play the game in your browser
Read Barr’s blog posts on The Artist is Present
See Abramovic’s show on the MoMA website

image: Pippin Barr, The Artist is Present, 2011

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