Are video games art? In early December, just after the festival had selected Hannes Bär and Jonas Oehrli’s project The Flipside of the Coin, the MOMA in New York launched a debate by buying 14 games including Pac Man, Tetris and SimCity. Bär and Oehrli invite visitors into their temporay Arcade Game Hall to discover 4 new games. However, behind the nostalgic pixelated look and the 8-bit sounds, you’ll stumble upon contemporary issues.
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Concept, graphic & sound: Hannes Bär & Jonas Oehrli; programming: Mathias Krebs, Angelo Seiler, Orfeo Nicolai; installation: Simon Strauss, Fabian Rüdy, Valentin Pfisterer, Hannes Bär, Jonas Oehrli.
The Flipside of the Coin is a production of Belluard Bollwerk International realized thanks to the Canton de Fribourg encouragement to culture.
With the support of : Migros Pour-cent Culturel, Ristorante Bindella Fribourg.
The Flipside of the Coin is a project of the contest 2013 FUTURE NOSTALGIA.