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Friday in Williamsburg

Screen capture from Radical Software Group's KRIEGSPIEL: Guy Debord's 1978 Game of War, 2008. Via Over the Opening.

KRIEGSPIEL: Guy Debord's Game of War
Over The Opening: Radical Software Group
7-10pm Friday 8 February 2008
60 N. 6 St, Brooklyn NY

WAGMAG 2008 Benefit
7-9pm Friday 8 February 2008
Front Room Gallery - 147 Roebling St, Brooklyn NY

Artist collective MTAA open their studios this Friday evening for a monthly presentation of time-based work by invited artists and groups. New media ensemble Radical Software Group will be presenting KRIEGSPIEL: Guy Debord’s 1978 "Game of War", a new interactive videogame work that implements the eponymous game system Debord designed in the 50s, distributed in a limited-edition run in 1978, and finally commercially produced in 1987 with the help of his long-time friend and financier, French media mogul Gérard Lebovici. Nathan Heller has written a lengthy text in the Feb/March issue of BOOKFORUM about the relationship between the two men, and about Debord's hopes for the game, all on the occasion of the board game's re-release by Atlas Press. RSG re-implemented the abstruse rules of the game in Java and developed a table-top, three-dimensional interface for players to direct the action.

Also tomorrow is a benefit art show for WAGMAG, Williamsburg and Greenpoint's Monthly Art Guide. Admission to the even is free while tickets for artwork drawing are available for purchase — entitling the holder to take home one donated piece of art from a pool featuring works by Aron Naminwirth, William Powhida, Ian Pedigo, and many others. Along with these two events are 7 opening receptions at various Williamsburg sites open for extended hours for Williamsburg Every 2nd; more information is available online.

NOTE: Over the Opening shceduled for tonight in Williamsburg has been suspended today; our apologies for the short notice.