Performance

anna anthropy Presents the Road to Empathy

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Chelsea

Babycastles Gallery | 137 W. 14th St.

BABYCASTLES PRESENTS ANNA ANTHROPY PRESENTS THE ROAD TO EMPATHY

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A brand new game installation from game designer anna anthropy. EMPATHY GAME seeks to challenge players and observers and create dialogue.

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"In 2012 anna anthropy created dys4ia, an autobiographical game about beginning hormone replacement therapy as a trans woman. dys4ia defied many popular perceptions about games, leading some journalists to invent a new genre for it: the "empathy game," a game that allows its players to figuratively walk a mile in someone else's shoes. Now, anna is giving players the opportunity they've been waiting for for three years: to literally walk a mile in her shoes. anna's latest creation, 'Empathy Game,' will be on display from June 20, 2015 to July 16, 2015 as part of an exclusive show we're calling:

BABYCASTLES PRESENTS ANNA ANTHROPY PRESENTS THE ROAD TO EMPATHY"

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an interview with anna + more about EMPATHY GAME: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/empathy-games-dont-exist

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GAMES:

EMPATHY GAME
Have you dreamed of being able to walk a mile in someone else's shoes? Your dream is about to come true.

WALKING SIMULATOR
A continuous psychic projection of what you are thinking while walking in my shoes.

EMOTICA
An editable world made of emoji. The gallery space you stand in has been recreated within in perfect detail so that you may better relate to it.

GAY CATS GO TO THE WEIRD WEIRD WOODS
This special edition of a game about my cats has been modified to show the endless nature of the road to true empathy and understanding.

...AND MORE??

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OPENING NIGHT:

*_play the games!

**__WONDERSWAN DJ set

***___a reading of found poetry from type-in computer games by anna!

****____musical acts TBA

PRICE (for da music): TBA
LOCATION: 137 West 14th St, New York, NY
TRANSPORTATION: right near Union Square and 6th Ave Stop of the F, M and L!

**ALWAYS ALL AGES**