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Game Night with Golboo Amani

February 28, 2017

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February 28, 2017

6-9 pm

Image: Golboo Amani, Unsettling Settlers of Catan at Articule, 2016

Join us for our first game night facilitated by artist Golboo Amani. You are invited to play, laugh, and connect while reflecting on how board games generate very specific platforms for familial and social bonding. Come and experience the inherent differences in collaborative and competitive play!

Cash Bar and snacks will be provided.
This event is free, all are welcome.

From the artist:
It is my interest in pedagogical practices that led me to think about games as sites of peer-produced aesthetic experiences. One of the oldest leisure activities, designed to develop skills of strategy through social engagement, games are sites where social practice and pedagogy collide. Games are performative spaces that condition very particular skills like team building, developing strategies and assessing risk. Having found infinite ways to discipline ourselves through practice and rigor, games recognize competitive co-operative spaces as sites for social pedagogy and performance analysis. Game space is a virtual landscape that allows us to perform in ways we wouldn’t in real life. Often games require of us to take great risks, cut our losses and enhance our competitive drive with less at stake than real life. Many of the strategies employed within the field of knowledge production are related to games, which are effectively used as teaching aids and tools for conditioning field specific skills. As we become more and more proficient at the games we play we must ask ourselves, what narratives are we accepting by engaging with these games? What skills are we enhancing by playing the rules of the game?

This program accompanies the exhibition, Blood Ties, part of Myseum Intersections 2017, an annual festival of exhibits exploring different perspectives on the city’s natural, cultural, and historical diversity.

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