The Endless Forest has been selected as part in the inagural exhibition of Laboral Centro de Arte in Gijon, Spain. The show runs from 30 March 2007 – 30 June 2007. It is curated by Carl Goodman from the Museum of the Moving Image and Daphne Dragona who was a curator for the Mediaterra Festival, that we so enjoyed last summer!
From the Laboral website about Gameworld:
Gameworld explores video games as an art form and presents contemporary art related to video games. Via these dual lines of investigation, the exhibition explores video and computer games as entertainment, art form, agent of innovation, and cultural force.
Johnathan Blow posted a list of participating games over on his Braid blog. I wish cultural institutions would do a better job of documenting the intersections they have with games in specific and new media art in general. I can imagine that most of you cannot make it to Gijon to see the show, so it would be nice to have more of an overview of such an important cultural event online. After all, these places spend quite alot of money just to put the show together, may as well document it, right?
Even we are unable to make it to the opening. We hope there will be a moment for an ABIOGENESIS performance specifically for the show. But we plan to be live online tonight during the opening, making mischief in The Endless Forest gameworld… Maybe we’ll see you there!