Games People Play

This 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 relations and geopolitics. Large-scale pigment prints depict rolled-steel Soviet-era playground structures abandoned in the wooded parklands surrounding the newly-built United States Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria. The image titles are derived from the list of 80 children's games depicted in the painting Children's Games by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1560), equating the playground games of children with the vagaries of statecraft. 
 

Game No. 1 (Swinging), 2014. Sofia, Bulgaria. Photographic Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters

 

Game No. 2 (Wearing Masks), 2014. Sofia, Bulgaria. Photographic Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters

 

Game No. 3 (Barrel Riding), 2014. Sofia, Bulgaria. Photographic Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters

 

Game No. 4 (Fence Sitting), 2014. Sofia, Bulgaria. Photographic Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper, Edition of 5 / AP 1 / EP 1. 110 x 148 centimeters