Ahhhcade: Relaxing games at SFMOMA.
Ahhhcade was a pop-up exhibition I co-curated (working under the name Glitchlab) with the NY-based curatorial collective Babycastles, and Erica Gangsei, the SFMOMA’s Manager of Interpretive Media.
Ahhhcade coincided with the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), which took place right across the street from the museum, at the Moscone Convention Center. Our curatorial team wanted to counteract the often hectic, branded and overstimulating expo hall by creating a mellow and contemplative space where conference-goers (and members of the public) could relax and unwind. Ahhhcade featured an array of multimedia work, including:
Guru Meditation by Ian Bogost
Panoramical by Fernando Ramallo
Everything is Dolphins by Ray Weiss
Gardens of Mutazione by Doug Wilson
Soundself by Robin Arnott
Fireplace by Ted Martens
Rich Lemarchand also made this very nice Vine of Gardens of Mutazione.
All photos courtesy of Chris Brennan unless stated otherwise. More photos available here.