VAGAMUNDO: A Migrant's Tale
The Kitchen, Manhattan - selected
Vagamundo is a mobile public art project designed for on the street interaction to create temporary public commons. Through a mobile cart resembling an ice cream cart pedestrians are invited to play a video game that reflects the plight of illegal immigrants in New York. The game is composed of three levels each level represents a move up in the social scale and assimilation to the United States. The player controls the main character of the game, Cantinflas, the famous Mexican comedian of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. In each level, Cantinflas must overcome an obstacle to continue ahead in the American Dream.