And you thought gaming on your big flat-screen TV was fun? Beijing-based artist Feng Mengbo invites viewers to pick up a wireless controller and get into the action with his interactive video-game installation Long March: Restart 2008. Blending propaganda from Communist China with imagery from classic games such as Street Fighter II and Super Mario Bros., Mengbo has created a fully functioning video game in eight large-scale projections that requires you to actually walk along with the hero, a Red Army soldier, as he faces down the enemy in dangerous territory.
Dec. 30-April 4, 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 22, 2010