Claire Weetman, Residential Chance, 2014
This week in #Five2Watch we pick a selection of works which include games and playing
Claire Weetman , Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosley, Sophie Bullock, Jason Rouse, Marilyn Rathbone
Residential Chance, 2014
Edition of letterpress cards
10cm x 7cm
'Residential Chance' responds to the current housing issues in the UK. Economic or political forces are often what cause people to move house, whether that be availability of work, affordability of property, taxes or land ownership. This work takes the form of 'Chance' cards in the game Monopoly, a game which concerns buying and renting property, and uses familiar phrases to compare the game to these current day housing issues.View Claire Weetman's profile
Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley
PLAY THE GAME, 2011
PLAY THE GAMEView Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley's profile
KNOW THE GAME
PLAY THE LAWS OF THE GAME
BECOME SKILLED AT GETTING FREE
DICTATE CHANGES IN TACTICS
MANAGE YOUR BODY
USE YOUR SKILL WITH MATHEMATICAL PRECISION
COVER THE GROUND EFFECTIVELY
ADAPT TO THE CONDITIONS
MAKE CUNNING FEINT MOVES
GUARD AND GAIN POSSESSION
PRACTICE THOSE METHODS OF GETTING FREE
YOUR BEST CHANCE IS FROM THE VERY EDGE
WITH NO DANGER OF PERSONAL CONTACT
MOVE INTO POSITION
WEIGHT ON BOTH FEET
ARMS TUCKED IN AND LOW
BE PREPARED TO TAKE THE RISK
LEARN WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED BY LAW
THEN FIND A WAY
ADOPT A CODE
MAKE THE CATCH
GIVE GREATER INCENTIVE
ADD TO THE POSSIBILITIES OF INTERCEPTION
PRESS HOME AN ATTACK
GENIUS CHEAT HERO
Light and Sound Playground, 2014
Sophie and Anna have been developing their idea of a Light and Sound Playground. They have formulated digital and analogue tools and techniques, in order to create an immersive and malleable environment for the audience to direct.View Sophie Bullock's profile
With water and inks, sounds, lights and live streaming, they are interested in merging physical and digital play as a way to alter and expand the limitations of the room inhabited.
Participants are invited to engage with the materials and structures provided which are projected back into the room, to create an environment that is constantly in flux, and both in and out of control.
POSTCARDS FROM MEXICO, 2014
A digital response to a scanned Aztec mask in the Nation Museum of Wales, Cardiff. Exhibited as part of a Digital Intervention dealing with 3D scans of various artefacts and curated by Sarah Younan.
Download a playable version of the Postcards from Mexico game
Four ‘postcards’ represent the output of this project, which began as a response to digitised 3D scans of various objects from the archive of the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.
I found instant affinity with an Aztec mask.
The 3D scans were incredibly detailed and offered the opportunity for the file to be enlarged to the scale of a landscape.
The 3D wire mesh file was imported into a games development suite which was then used to create an interactive landscape based on the face of the mask. The Eyes and mouth became canyons and the nose developed into an unreachable peak.
The landscape was textured and decorated with inspiration from a recent trip to Mexico. Clichéd game objects were added, such as ammo crates, barbed wire and watchtowers. These textbook game objects help explore the issue of Mexico as a country with both border and political issues.
Four screenshots were taken and are presented as ‘postcards’.
The exhibition features a recorded play through of the game and viewers are invited to download their own copy to play.View Jason Rouse's profile
Equivalent IX, 2011
'Equivalent IX' consists of nine sets of nine counters, each set a different colour. Laid out in different configurations, its mass remains the same. It is an homage, and at a tangent, to Carl Andre's 'Equivalent VIII'. Andre's work champions bricks (a material with which he was familiar as his grandfather was a bricklayer) mine celebrates buttons (my grandmother sewed buttons onto cards for a local haberdashery to help pay the bills).
Instructions: Lay the coloured counters out at a tangent to one another to form different shapes and patterns.
Como silk, brass curtain rings, handmade bView Marilyn Rathbone's profile
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