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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.

Tom Hackett

'2 Left Lellies'

Silicone rubber and pigment. 

H27cm x  W19cm  W x D5cm

Nottingham, UK.

Two lost left children’s jelly shoes found by a lake in France are duplicated, presenting an open question about their prior owners.  Their initial reading as a pair of direct casts is subverted by them being hand-made and a repeat of 2 left shoes in a semantically similar material.