The iam8bit collective has presented intersections of art and old-school gaming frequently over the last few years, and at an LA event during E3 this hand-built console will join the show. Designed "specifically with retro gaming in mind" and put together by artist Travis Chen, the iam8bit Entertainment System's hardware specs will be revealed at its public launch Friday night. The systems will be made available for purchase both in person and online, although price is still TBA just like the heavyweights from Microsoft and Sony. Is the promise of a retro gaming PC featuring some classic wood paneling not enough to draw you in? The exhibition also features work from more than 80 artists plus a real-life replica of Uncle Scrooge McDuck's money bin to celebrate Ducktales: Remastered. It's scheduled to run until June 30th, take a look after the break for the location and time.
iam8bit Entertainment System
Location: iam8bit Gallery, 2147 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
General public opening night on Friday, June 7, 7-11 p.m. (exhibit to run through June 30)
Thursdays and Fridays: 3-9pm
*Special E3 Extended Hours:
Tuesday, June 11, 5-9 pm
Wednesday, June 12, 3-9pm
About iam8bit Entertainment System:
iam8bit Entertainment System, the videogame-themed art extravaganza, launches in Los Angeles this summer, opening June 7, 2013 (and running until June 30). The event will debut an international showcase, featuring the work of a variety of returning and first-time artists, as inspired by classic 1980's videogames. iam8bit is best known for their expertise in curating uniquely personal artwork and pop-culture inspired exhibits. Most recently, iam8bit hosted It's the shizNICK!, inspired by Nickelodeon TV shows of the 1990s, and Grace & Ritual, which showcased contemporary female artists, exclusively. This year's show puts the spotlight on a wide range of over 80 artists from around the globe, including Jose Emroca Flores, Becky Dreistadt, Gerald de Jesus, JC Richard, Rex Crowle, Hine Mizushima, Jim Mahfood, Edison Yan, Olly Moss and Aled Lewis, among many other tremendous talents.