Saturday, November 29, 2008

Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung's Gas Zappers at BAM (10.22.08-02.08.09)

'Gas Zappers, by artist Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, is an interactive online art game that tackles global warming. Hung is among the contemporary artists and educators who have adopted video games as a new platform for social debate and aesthetic experience by developing “serious games.” In Gas Zappers, the idiom of the video game is exploited to challenge and illuminate the simplistic notion of quick fixes to environmental issues.

Like much of the artist’s work, Gas Zappers is visually frenetic and colorful, referencing numerous popular and political sources. The animation style of Gas Zappers reinforces and goes beyond the game’s subject of global warming, caricaturing the exasperating and vulgar noise of the political media engine itself.'

(From BAM web site by Richard Rinehart)

Kenneth's Gas Zappers web site includes a video and a blog with many interesting links.

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