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Human Tetris, Part Two

Human Tetris, Part Two

A few weeks back, I posted this clip of a highly entertaining Japanese game show where contestants attempt to shape themselves into “tetris-like” positions and cross through a wall with that shape’s hole in it.

Anyway.. So today I came across a clip that I assumed was the same thing but out of my desperation to stay awake today (I had to work at 8am after staying up until 4am finishing my very last paper of academia), I pressed play.

Pretty incredible.

Says the site: TETRIS played by real human-beings sitting in an auditorium: TETRIS is the 4th video performance of the GAME OVER Project, directed by the Swiss artist Guillaume REYMOND (NOTsoNOISY creative agency). This stop-motion video was shot and played for “LES URBAINES” festival www.urbaines.ch at the Palais de Rumine (Lausanne, Switzerland) on November 24th 2007. It consists of a series of collaborative animation movies which revive some of the very first video games. The pixels are replaced by a group of real human-beings that are moving from seat to seat in a theatre during about 4 to 6 hours… Once all these pictures are turned into a short animation movie, a giant human-scale video game unfolds “live”.

You can also Space Invaders and Pong on their website

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