05.12.11

One Canadian artist sees "sustainability" in Space Invaders

Where you and I might see bunkers in Space Invaders, Ernest Harris, Jr. sees ecological warfare. The Canadian artist takes a twist with LEGO pieces on the classic Atari game for an art show on sustainability:

“In the context of notions of sustainability, these shelters function as metaphors for the ultimate shelter, our planet,” Harris Jr. wrote in his caption. “The theme of ‘tending our Garden City’ reflects a shift in perspective that acknowledges that the habit of taking natural resources for granted is as quaintly outdated as the graphics of an ’80s arcade game.”

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