Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.
The Celeste Bartos Theater (T3)
Feng Mengbo was born in Beijing, China in 1966 and continues to live and work there. He started to create video games in 1992, such as Game Over: Long March and Taxi Taxi Mao Zedong (both 1994) and in 1997 he made his first interactive installation My Private Album. In 1999 he started to use the game engine of the computer video game Quake III to create a series of interactive installations, online projects and action painting projects and performances. In 2008 his video game installation Long March: Restart was shown at the Guangzhou Triennial. Mengbo is also a painter. Works that are part of the series Built to Order, include Mao, r drawworld 0, and Wrong Code: Shanshui. Feng Mengbo's works have been exhibited internationally, including Documenta X and XI, biennials in Venice, Johannesburg, Lyon, Shanghai, and Gwangju, ISEA, Ars Electronica and many others. The recipient of the Award of Distinction of Prix Ars Electronica (2004), Mengbo graduated from the Print Making Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1991 where he is now a guest professor in the Media Lab. Barbara London, curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, moderates a discussion.
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