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Time Out New York / "Breaking and Entering: Art and the Video Game"


Enshrined in a tent in "Breaking and Entering," which presents some of the brightest talents in the vast field of video games, Paper Rad's double-screen projection Gifs vs. Sprites opens with two girls announcing, in voices of stagey wonderment, that they are about to press the "F25 key". Their keystrokes unleash two visually dense animations: a whirling cacophony of 8-bit graphics—the building blocks of video games—and a pulsating montage of Web detritus. Both reflect, like much of the show, on adolescent identity as it forms in a media-saturated culture. [More....]

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