This joyful racket is coming from one of more than a dozen classic arcade machines of Superelectric Pinball Parlor, a living museum of kinetic gaming hosted by local artists Benjamin Haehn, Nathaniel Murray and David Spasic.
The best part of it all? You don't have to raid your laundry fund of quarters to play. During their popcorn and music-drenched open houses the third Friday of every month, Superelectric's games are all free.
"Free play makes it easy for people to approach if you don't know what it will be like," Spasic says.
"We want to make it a community space," Haehn says.
Superelectric's trio met while studying various fine arts at Bowling Green State University, but did not become close friends and collaborators until after graduating and moving to Cleveland. Murray and Haehn rent a space in 78th Street Studios, a former factory and current enclave for the city's culture class. Between open houses, the studio serves as both an apartment and the home of their business, Superelectric Press, a print shop for such clients as Derek Hess and Olive Barrett.
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