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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.

James Moore.

'City 17', 70 x 49cm, Oil on Canvas
'Lost Cost', 120 x 86cm, Oil on Canvas
'No Maps For These Territories', 120 x 84cm, Oil on Canvas
Cardiff, UK.

The core idea that drives my paintings is the exploration of aesthetic space. I use artificial environments as source material, ranging from museum dioramas through to computer games. 
I explore the spaces of game environments in the role of a plein air landscape painter, trying to capture the topology of these environments.