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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.

Bonnie Lane.

'Make Believe' , 'Maybe Tomorrow' & 'Everything is Alright.'

2012, HD video, Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes, Edition of 3 + 2 AP

Melbourne, Australia and Los Angeles, USA.

Through a kaleidoscopic lens Make Believe runs on a loop of an hour and 5 minutes, continually morphing between the distinguishable dancing limbs of a young girl (legs, hair, torso), and an abstraction of patterns formed from the little girls costume. Created over several artist residencies in America, the video explores the subjected roles of childhood and adulthood and the tumultuous transition between the two. Masked within a bottomless black void the haunting video explores human aloneness, the absurdity of adult existence, and the inability to reconnect with the innocence of childhood.