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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.

Simon Farid.

'Editing Grant Shapps.'

Installation. Multiple inkjet print-out on A4 office paper, blue tack, founds newspaper clippings and online. 

London, UK.

Simon Farid makes work about alternative identity practices, investigating and enacting instances in which people operate under multiple administrative and social identities. Grant Shapps, an influential UK member of parliament, has more experience than most at operating under other identities. Here Farid focuses on Shapps’ Wikipedia editing skills, and attempts to hijack one of Shapps’ many identities as a result.