[mapscotch] series - [bombscotch]

2012 - ongoing

Using the old street game of hopscotch as a tool, participants design their own versions of map scotch  games to explore and critique existing issues in social, preferably public, spaces, and construct a counter image of our future urbanity.

One instance of the instruction set is [bombscotch], focused on US mass violence.

The potential for play to act as a tool for empowerment, community building, collaboration, and cultural change is a significant motivating factor in my location-based media projects. Play can always also be critical. Thinking that embodiment is a great means to experience such a critique by making challenging topics more visceral and experiential, I created[mapscotch], a set of rule-based, site-specific games which generate public discussion on contemporary social issues.

 

Exhibitions:

Free Play exhibition, touring:

Museum London in London, ON, Canada from January 30, 2016 – May 8, 2016; The Rooms, Provincial Art Gallery Division in St. John’s, NL, Canada from May 27, 2016 – August 28, 2016;

Push Play at Parsons Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at The New School in New York City, NY;

College of Wooster Art Museum January 18, 2015 – March 6; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in Victoria, BC, Canada from April 25, 2015 – August 3, 2015

Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY from Oct 1, 2015 – Nov 6, 2015

Free Play exhibition at Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside PA 2014,  Curated by Melissa E. Feldman

Conflux New York City 2007

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