Times Square Takeover

October 9, 2010

Cinders artists STO and Nick Kuszyk made arcade cabinets for an exhibition of homemade video games by the collective Babycastles to be presented in an installation created by Thu Tran, artist and creator of the fun and tripped out IFC show Food Party.
The space will feature a rotating cast of artists, independent video games, developers, musicians, lectures, workshops, and much more through the rest of the year. Every two weeks the space will transform concurrent with the release of a new issue of Showpaper,(a one page newspaper that lists all-ages show in the NYC area) creating a link between the mobile artistic outlet of the newspaper and the physical meeting point of this gallery space and arcade.

We stopped by the Times Square location during the installation and took a sneak peak at the insanity before the masses engulfed the space Friday night. The fun will continue on until the end of the year with tons of live music performances on the stage overlooking 42nd st. It was nice see midtown Manhattan get a much-needed and overdue injection of the DIY radness that has been brewing in Brooklyn for a long time. Stay tuned for updates on performances, including an appearance by Dubknowdub in the very near future…..

217 East 42nd St, Manhattan, NY
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 8th // 7p-11p
MUSIC BY: DAS RACIST DJs & Juan from THE BEETS solo & DJ International Tapes
Arcade Cabinets by: Andrew Ross & Tommy Coleman, Chris Mackris, Thu Tran, Sto (of Cinders Gallery), Rob Seward, Jess Osserman & Sarah Schoemann, and Practical Wisdom
GAMES: NIDDHOG (by Messhof), CANABALT (by Adam Atomic), BIT.TRIP RUNNER by (Gaijin Games), DECEPTIVE PLATFORMER (by Nocturnal Minds), KILLJET (by Tristan Perich), ULTRA QUEST (by Marc Arenas)

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