Monday 10 December 2007

Blip Festival 2007

The Blip Festival in New York City. It finished on the second of this month, but it looked damn cool. The following is a snippet from the official blurb:

Manhattan art space
The Tank and New York artist collective 8bitpeoples announce the Blip Festival 2007, a four-day music and multimedia event taking place in New York City November 29 - December 2, 2007. Focusing on the modern artistic exploration of primitive video game and home computer technology and featuring 40 musicians and visualists from around the world, the Blip Festival showcases artists adopting and re purposing familiar but forgotten hardware - such as the Commodore 64, the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Atari game console and home computer line, and the Nintendo Game Boy - exploring their untapped potential and unique aesthetic character.

Basically, highly inventive loons make some bangin' toons using old Game Boys and what not. This is what it would have been like to attend (last year):




Almost Deaconesque. A decidedly cool enterprise indeed.

2 comments:

T. said...

This looks shit

slurkid57 said...

I'd just like to point out that I've been into nerdy stuff since before it was cool.