Opening reception : Friday, September 9, 2022 ‑ 17 h
Opening + publication launch at Sporobole
BARON LANTEIGNE . AHREUM LEE . ENRIC LLAGOSTERA . RAPHAËLL MAÏWEN . KARA STONE . SANTIAGO TAMAYO SOLER
Bringing together the works of six artists, Intangible In-Between is an exhibition of works at the junction of games and art. This in-between is a meeting space that promotes a porosity between art propositions, and those that belong to the world of video games and ludic interaction in general. This third space offers different permissions. For a game designer, it allows for highly experimental forms and content, that serve as critiques and alternatives to the dominant tropes and mechanisms of commercial games. For an artist, borrowing the aesthetics and/or participatory nature of games, whether in a critical or celebratory way, activates rich references to the interactive cultural form that currently occupies nearly three billion people worldwide. The popularity of gaming renders it a privileged gateway to explore certain boundaries, notably those determining the real and the virtual.
These art and game interrelationships are intangible in the sense that they exist halfway between the two categories: they are indeterminate « objects », suspended in the temporality of a provisional and contextual connection. They are often, also, deliberately speculative in-betweens that constantly regenerate. This can sometimes mean they are difficult, ambiguous propositions – but then this is also what makes them fertile ones.
Curators: Nathalie Bachand & Lynn Hughes