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Barbican Gallery London
May – September 2002
Game On Royal Museum Edinburgh Scotland 2002

Participating artists: Mark Dean, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, Tony Ward, Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie, Thompson & Craighead, James Gooding, Carbon Lodge, Chu.

Inspired by a handheld computer game from the early 1970s, Simon Says, this interactive work playfully uses sound and image in unison. Simon Says was one of the first games to incorporate music as a key game element, where you would have to remember and follow an ever accelerating pattern of tones and coloured lights.

Here the game remembers your body movements for you. Your route across the grid is recorded and combined with the movements of previous visitors to create sound and images.