Coachella 2011: Inside The Creators Project Tent With Feng Mengbo
The days leading up to Coachella are quickly ticking by, and before we head down to finalize the preparations for all the innovative audiovisual collaborations we’ve orchestrated between select headlining bands and artists, we want to familiarize you with with some of the installations you’ll be interacting with.
Today’s featured artist, Chinese gamer Feng Mengbo, makes video games that are heavily influenced by the heroes he imagined as a child growing up in the midst of revolution. His large-scale exhibition of Long March: Restart just made its US debut at MoMA PS1 earlier this year, but we’ve also nailed it down to be a featured game inside The Creators Project tent at Coachella.
In the game, players embody a Red Army soldier, dodging enemies and Coke-bottle bombs within a subversive digital mash-up of footage from classic games like Street Fighter II and Super Mario Bros.—interspersed with motifs from Communist China.
In the tent, you’ll also be able to try your hand at indie gamer and fellow Creator Mark Essen’s NIDHOGG and Jetpack Basketball. Watch our mini-documentary on Feng Mengbo here and check back daily for new videos on the artists behind the must-see live shows and installations at Coachella this year.