ART BASEL: FAILE & BÄST’s Deluxx Fluxx Arcade for Art Basel @ 1604 Collins Avenue


DeluxxFluxxMiami2013LogoBrooklyn-based art duo FAILE (Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller) in collaboration with fellow artist BÄST, today announced the latest incarnation of their interactive Deluxx Fluxx video arcade installation – which will take place in Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach. The FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2013 Miami Beach Presented by Perrier will take place at a vacant storefront on the corner of 16th Street and Washington Avenue and will be open to the public December 3rd-7th.

Featuring newly-designed interactive games, The FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2013 Miami Beach Presented by Perrier invites guests to take a turn with the specially created and programmed video games and pinball machines or play a round of psychedelic foosball. The Miami installation marks the third edition of the Deluxx Fluxx experience. It was originally conceived as a one-off project in London in 2010 and then presented again in 2010 on New York City’s Lower East Side.

“Deluxx Fluxx gives people a way to engage and interact with our work in an unexpected way. We were excited to have an opportunity to work across disciplines — painting, sculpture and multi-media– to create a completely immersive experience,” says Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller of FAILE.

“Perrier is deeply committed to supporting contemporary and emerging artists, with a century-long legacy of groundbreaking collaborations,” said Priya Shenoy, Perrier Group Marketing Manager. “FAILE are true leaders in the contemporary urban art genre, and we’re thrilled to bring the daring creativity and innovation of Deluxx Fluxx to Miami.”

With this new installation, FAILE and BÄST once again aim to make art less sterile, more fun, and accessible to a broader audience creating a space that is “a magical wonderland of weirdness and art.” Harkening back to the golden age of arcade games, contemporary punk rock and graffiti culture, this neon-laden, interactive and DIY-feeling installation takes the form of a classic video arcade while exploring the tactile possibilities of the wooden cabinet as sculptural medium.

Deluxx Fluxx challenges the contemporary art world’s fixation on ideas of relational aesthetics and democratization, and gives the audience a chance to genuinely engage with the work without feeling the pressure of the traditional gallery environment. The goal: Viewers will forget that they are looking at art, be captivated by the carnivalesque experience – and ultimately, by engaging with the installation, become an essential part of the art itself.

The FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2013 Miami Beach Presented by Perrier was created with the assistance of Designer/Developers Matthew Cooley and Eric Ishii-Eckhardt –their third Deluxx Fluxx project– along with Programmers Quin Kennedy and Julio Terra. Sound and music were once again designed by Seth Jabour of Les Savy Sav. As well, for the first time, Deluxx Fluxx will feature pinball machines, both of which were retrofitted and facilitated with the assistance of Dave Baach from TiltWarning.

The FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade 2013 Miami Beach
Presented by Perrier
December 3rd-December 7th, 2013
1604 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
Tuesday-Sunday 3PM-midnight
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 3, 8PM-midnight
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