Games People Play

Large-scale pigment prints depict rolled-steel Soviet-era playground structures abandoned in the wooded parklands surrounding the United States Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Titles are derived from the names of games depicted in the painting Children's Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1560) comparing the playground games of children to the vagaries of statecraft. The work is concerned with examining the act of play not only in the context of blissful expressive child's play but equally so in the realm of interpersonal and geopolitics.
 

Game No. 1 (Swinging), 2015. Sofia, Bulgaria. Photographic Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper, Edition of 2 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters

 

Game No. 2 (Wearing Masks), 2015. Sofia, Bulgaria. Photographic Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper, Edition of 2 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters

 

Game No. 3 (Barrel Riding), 2015. Sofia, Bulgaria. Photographic Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper, Edition of 2 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters

 

Game No. 4 (Fence Sitting), 2015. Sofia, Bulgaria. Photographic Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper, Edition of 2 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters