MoMA PS 1 Presents New York Debut of Feng Mengbo’s "Long March: Restart"

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NEW YORK, NY.- MoMA PS1 presents the New York debut of Feng Mengbo’s installation Long March: Restart (2008), a large-scale, interactive video game installation. Recently acquired by MoMA and presented for the first time since entering the Museum’s collection, Long March is a fully functioning video game created by the Beijing-based artist who is known for his long-time engagement with digital technology. Feng Mengbo is on view in the first floor Painting Gallery beginning December 12, 2010. Long March borrows imagery from arcade favorites like Street Fighter II and Super Mario Bros., along with propaganda motifs of Communist China. Feng invites visitors to direct the hero of the game—a Red Army soldier—via a wireless controller and combat the myriad enemies in his digital path. Comprising eight large-scale projections, the work creates an immersive environment in which visitors are dwarfed by the video game graphics. Like many p