I love cool retro games, they remind me of my childhood and take me back to the time when I used to spend hours and hours blasting away at asteroids and aliens. But obviously Luke Egan loves them even more as he has created a giant Space Invaders machine. This enormous retro video game comes to life at night and the public can play the game by pressing giant buttons.
The guy responsible for this giant Space Invaders machine is Filthy Luker (real name Luke Egan) and he has made his mark on Manchester’s Town Hall with this seventeen meters high video game. Using road barriers, traffic cones and other street furniture, Luker has created the city’s largest ever interactive artwork as part of the ‘Make With A Red Stripe’ art project.
Filthy Luker is best known for his cool inflatable artworks, including a giant octopus and over-sized banana skin and for putting enormous googly eyes in trees.
The artwork, which will be up for four weeks, has been organized by beer brand Red Stripe as part of a UK-wide Make Art On The Street initiative.
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