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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pink Panel @ Flashpoint "Games, Technology & Creativity".



The Pink Line Project and Flashpoint Gallery sit down with artist Kenny George to discuss the concepts of pop art and video game art in conjunction with his caricature-ized Flashpoint exhibit, "Pacguy."

Panelists:
Kenny George, Artist
Alberto Gaitán, Media Artist
Joe Corbett, COO iStrategyLabs
Dean Kessman, Associate Professor, GWU
Philippa P.B. Hughes, Moderator

Wednesday, November 18
6:30 to 8:30 pm
@ Flashpoint Gallery

916 G Street, NW
$10 suggested donation

RSVP: info@pinklineproject.com

A video game competition will be held in the gallery at 6:30pm before the panel discussion. Come test your skills!

Kenny George crosses the line from fine art to mainstream consumerism, to transform and commodify his work and himself into objects from popular culture. The focal point of Pacguy, part of FotoWeek DC, will be a cocktail-style arcade game that borrows its format from the ubiquitous Pacman game.  George uses an image of himself to replace the Pacman icon and to merchandize a fictionalized caricature throughout the exhibition. In addition to the video game, which visitors will be invited to play, Pacguy will feature lenticular flip animations, a retrofitted slot machine and a computerized pogo stick.

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