I’ve been working hard at putting together the first exhibition for Ghost Arcade and the prep is coming along well.
While I want to outline the entire exhibition, I’ve decided not to post about any of the works I’m showing this time around, save two I’ve already mentioned here on the blog. I don’t want to ruin the surprise!
In total there will be 11 hacks/bootlegs/fan made games shown at the exhibition, with two of them being Pokemon:Project Creepy Black (a fan made demo of the Pokemon Creepy Black myth), and the fan made Polybius game. Alongside these will be 9 other oddities, unknowns and known hacks and mods from NES to PC.
The exhibition takes place from June 20th-23rd on the third floor of City Lights Bookshop in London Ontario, Canada. It will be open from Noon Until 6 pm everyday, with a special opening reception on Thursday the 20th beginning at 7pm.
The reception is going to feature two live performances, one by Toronto’s .exe, who will be doing a set of avant jazz composed on a Gameboy. The other is a noise/ drone set by me, using a Gameboy a Nintendo DS and a Sony Playstation portable.
Here’s a link to the public facebook event page for those interested in checking it out!
This exhibition is unlike any I’ve ever done before. I’ll be bringing the tech to show all the works with me (laptops/ controllers/ screens/ hacked handhelds) and I’ll be using what I find in the space (old shelves/ tables/etc) to show the work. The space is beautiful and raw and I want to harness that aesthetic for the exhibition.
Also, Ghost Arcade is portable enough that I am planning on touring it, in galleries and alternative spaces. If you’re interested in hosting an edition of Ghost Arcade, please get in touch with me.
See you at the show!