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Game is defined as adopting goals, rules, challenges and interactions but as the philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein claims, games can be a misconstrued meaning of language and the mind.

Because we misunderstand language we use indirect communication, thought experiments and mind games to get a sense of one-upmanship to empower or demoralize. What extremes can we go to for feeling recognition, wanting, acceptance and achievement?

Featured artists explore the work ethic of game playing considering tactics, strategy and philosophical investigations as well as aesthetic work which deals with layout, intrigue and an appeal to take part. The exhibition includes, video, film, photography, installation, interventions, painting and drawing.

Beverley Hood.

'Madame I'

I minute, 17 secs. Quicktime movie.

Edinburgh, Scotland.

The protagonist, a solitary game character clad in red, wanders around a monochrome 3D world housing one building. The character meanders, guiding the viewer, while contemplating the nature of her lonely, disembodied predicament (based a neurological study in the early 20th century of a patient who had lost her 'body awareness’)