Museum of the Moving Image will present the world premiere of Angela Washko’s "The Game: The Game," a dating simulator that pits players against several men modeled on real-life seduction coaches, who vie for their attention in a bar setting. Composed of scenarios, techniques, and language from texts and instructional videos created by these men, "The Game: The Game" flips the script on the processes of some of the world’s most prominent pick-up artists and allows players to explore, expose, and defuse their techniques. The game is at turns funny and alarming, an experience heightened by a disorienting original score from Xiu Xiu. "The Game: The Game" will be on display at Museum of the Moving Image from January 10 through March 25, 2018.
To mark the opening of the installation, artist Angela Washko will give a free talk on Wednesday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss her creative process, concluding with a participatory play-through of the game.
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