A Boy Is A Gun

Vivid Projects

Antonio Roberts, A Boy is a Gun, 2024

Join us for ‘A Boy is a Gun’, an exhibition of new works from Vivid Lab resident Antonio Roberts, as he reimagines stereotypical roles within video games.

Following on from Roberts’ 2021 work Heavyweight Champ, which critiqued the stereotypical portrayal of Black men in early video games, ‘A Boy is a Gun’ focuses on developing an experimental narrative fiction game featuring Antonio’s version of the character Skate Hunter, from Streets of Rage.

Visitors will be able to play a beta version of the game in a web browser, catch a series of video works expanding the narrative and listen to a recording of the artist in conversation with curator Dr Ian Sergeant.

Venue

Vivid Projects

16 Minerva Works
158 Fazeley Street
B5 5RS