New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
$10 GENERAL ADMISSION, $8 RHIZOME MEMBERS
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Mezzanine is a point-and-click computer game set at a multimedia dotcom startup named Zentropy on the eve of Y2K. In this event, the game's creators, Mitch Anzuoni and Peter Christian (Inpatient Interactive), will perform a live playthrough for the audience. They will accomplish mundane clerical tasks, explore the game’s richly detailed environments, and reveal Easter eggs, all while uncovering a deep conspiracy about intelligence agency investment in the internet. This event accompanies First Look: Mezzanine, the latest in the ongoing series of digital projects copresented by Rhizome and the New Museum.
Inpatient Interactive is an independent game development studio founded by Mitch Anzuoni and Peter Christian that builds alternative multimedia experiences to inspire players to find inner peace and new perspectives.
Mezzanine is organized by Celine Wong Katzman, Curator, Rhizome with Kayla Drzewicki, Program Assistant, Rhizome.
The Rhizome Commissions Program is supported by Jerome Foundation, American Chai Trust, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York legislature.
Major support for First Look is provided by the Neeson / Edlis Artist Commissions Fund. New Museum Digital Initiatives are generously supported by Hermine and David B. Heller.
Rhizome's public programs are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York legislature.
Image: Screenshot of Mezzanine by Inpatient Press.