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Everdien Breken

Alumnus
Play and games
Southbank Centre Circle Game
Southbank Centre Circle Game
Southbank Centre Circle Game
Action Weaving IGWO Vlieland
Action Weaving IGWO Vlieland
Action Weaving IGWO Vlieland
Southbank Centre Circle Game
Southbank Centre Circle Game
Southbank Centre Circle Game
Action Weaving IGWO Vlieland
Action Weaving IGWO Vlieland
Action Weaving IGWO Vlieland


I'm very much interested in what happens when people play. For kids, it is no big deal. To get grownups in a playful and experimental mood, this is much harder.  Especially when they are not expecting the invitation. Games are my stepping-stones - ready-mades, visual devices that can be recognised at a glance. Games project an instant expectation, they pre-suppose a social pattern. It is this expectation that I play with. 

I deconstruct games, then reconstruct them, making them different in a subtle way. In order to make perception and expected perception of my players be at odds: to create a situation where one has to re-navigate reality. 

More about my games at  the blog I write about my experimental games. Check experiment no 005 for an indoor game, and experiment no 007 for a number of experiments in public space. The game-cum-essay I wrote about 'play and games as artistic practice' can be played at www.everdienbreken.org  

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