The Artist Is Present 2

It’s happening! Again! The Artist Is Present! You are present! The artist is you! Put on your red dress and sit in the famous chair! Lock eyes with your audience! Be there now!


The Artist Is Present 2 is the non-awaited sequel to one of my earliest games, The Artist Is Present. The original game put the player in the shoes of a visitor to the Museum of Modern Art, attending the performance The Artist Is Present by Marina Abramovic. There they could wait in a very long queue to have the privilege of sitting opposite the artist, just like the real thing. In the sequel, the roles are reversed and the player is asked to take on the part of Marina Abramovic herself, giving the performance by making silent eye contact with each audience member who comes to sit with them.

Play Online (desktop and mobile)

Read the Press kit for press information

Read the Commit History for step-by-step information about how the project was built

Look at the Code Repository for source code etc.


The Artist Is Present 2 is an open source game licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. You can obtain the source code from its code repository on GitHub.