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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.

Monika Rak.

'Contemplative Space.'

Objects-pictures 20/20 cm, contemplative cushions 50/50 cm sewn drawing, print on fabric, cotton


The main idea of this object-pictures is to show how the past can be combined with the present and future, and how they become integral body in the process of adopting changes. To explore the action of changing.
As a starting point I used satellite images of different places (also from Romania). For each object-picture I set together two different views creating a map which did not exist in reality. Such a hybrid formation was tamed through linear traces of sewn black thread. Intuitively I chose some shapes obtaining a spontaneous drawing notation.
I am going to make a kind of a visual game with viewers. Opens his/her attention by new horizons of drawings. "Game playing" is for me like a mental journey. Each picture can be read in many ways, each time differently. You can focus your attention in any place, move virtually anywhere or at any point begin your contemplation. This sewn drawing installation is like a big map with empty spaces/fields which can be completed in viewers mind.