Space Invaders exhibition launch

SPACE-pv-250pxsyphus-Blip_Festival_New_York-PHOTO_CREDIT-James_Bentley-250pxPhoto: James Bentley

Space Invaders: Art and the Computer Game Environment
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L14DQ
Preview: Thursday, 17 December 2009, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

FACT explores the increasingly blurred boundaries between videogame spaces and real spaces with an exhibition featuring artists including Bill Viola, Blast Theory, Aram Bartholl, Cao Fei, Ludic Society and more, alongside playable, commercial games that push the limits of the medium. Space Invaders is part of a season of gaming at FACT which includes interactive games events, competitions and a game-themed film programme.

Gallery 1 & 2, Media Lounge, Public Spaces and online, FREE entry
Space Invaders is open to the public from 18 December 2009 to 21 February 2010

Opening Night 8-Bit Performances
Music shaped by computer game culture selected by Cybersonica; Firebrand Boy (Glasgow) and the Kittenrock label use gameboys, Nintendos and other consoles to get you dancing! Plus a special Marching DS Orchestra with kids, siblings and parents led by Ross Dalziel of SoundNetwork.

Then follow the 8-bit music over to Chameleon for an afterparty:
8.00pm-9.00pm, Soundmatrix – a Liverpool-based musician who makes glitchy, 8-bit beats on a Gameboy running LSDJ
9.00pm-10.00pm, Syphus – a UK-based demoscene and chiptune musician who has been composing and performing for most of his life

Breakfast With The Artists
The Box 18 December
Price: £4.00/£3.00 (Members & concs)

Join us for breakfast with a selection of Space Invaders artists, who will be in discussion with Neil Thompson, Studio Art Director at Bizarre Creations, formerly of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

More details, including artist biographies, media links and a downloadable 60 minute mix of “some of the best modern chip sounds from the past few years along with a few classics” compiled by Jellica of Kittenrock can be found at the Cybersonica Social website: