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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.

Papamali Christiana.

'Bus Stop.' 

106X83cm, Mixed media Painting.

Athens, Greece.

"bus stop" represents the transitional process of identity disintegration, were the subjects’ regressive phantasies, schemas, archetypes and social roles are incongruent with the socio-cultural demands. A social scene where the subjective interpretation of one’s’ own experience contradicts the artefacts of conformism and the cultural models of “normality”. A marginal situation which makes the actor aware of the fact that he is not just an actor and the game rules have been self-imposed in an effort to counter the dynamics of the dominant culture.  The splitting processes of a symbolic game becomes an integral part of his identity and pushes him towards role engulfment and self alienation.