Saturday, June 29, 2013

"Handle with Care" at Queer Arcade, July 27-28 in Toronto

The original Half-Life 2 mod version of Handle with Care will be on-display, alongside much better games with queer themes, at the "Queer Arcade" in Toronto near the end of July. They have a solid-looking lineup, including quite a few creators and designers I've never heard of before, so it should be a pretty cool show. Wish I had time to make it out to Toronto, but maybe some day..

Full blurb is below:
Team Vector X VideoFag: Queer Arcade.
July 27-28 @ VideoFag
187 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada
12pm-10pm both days.

Queer Arcade is a curatorial collaboration between game art curatorial collective Team Vector and the Toronto exhibition space VideoFag, which addresses the theme of queerness in video games.

On July 27-28, Queer Arcade will take over VideoFag, featuring games and interactive artworks which offer differing approaches to questions of queer identities in contemporary gaming culture. From the somber, to the carnivalesque, Queer Arcade offers a glimpse into the queer DIY video game scene and its intersections with contemporary artistic practice.

This blog has been set up to document and share the works of the artists participating in the exhibition, and will provide documentation of the exhibition.

Join us for the Queer Arcade! Many of the artists will be in attendance for the weekend as will the members of Team Vector and VideoFag. Come play the games and join us in a conversation about queerness, gender and gaming culture.