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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.

Leslie Robison

'Propositions for the Emerging Academic: Proposition 4- Research'

Video, dimensions variable, duration 3:53

Florida, US

My work investigates the conflicts inherent in the artist's relationship to various institutions, including academia.  In Propositions for the Emerging Academic: Proposition 4- Research, I turn to melodrama to playfully reveal the undercurrent of competition and jealousy on campus.  In this video, a game of paintball metaphorically exposes these relationships.