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Guemboi
Online Video Game
2007
Christian OyarzĂșn

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The "guemboi" -what some Spanish speakers call Nintendo's "Gameboy" console-is fundamentally about portability, the fact that it can be used in the street, the very place where power relations are most evident, where everything can be won or lost, the space that must be conquered for any social change to prosper. In this game posed by Oyarzún, institutions try to contain a frothy tide that refused to be corralled, converted, or re-educated. A game whose soundtrack, almost like a battle hymn, is a litany of hard-core techno, and whose characters, drawn with a mere handful of white pixels, struggle on a red and black background that undulates like a banner for an 8-bit revolution.
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