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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.

Benjamin Poynter.

'In a Permanent Save State.'

Medium : Mobile Game, iDevice
Size/Duration : 320x480 px / (duration variable)


Save State is an interactive game which is extremely critical of human rights violations produced by Apple and Foxconn. Upon initial release, the game was censored from Apple's mobile application store. This narrative chronicles the afterlives of seven overworked laborers who committed suicide while building the world's mobile devices.