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RAPHAËLL MAÏWEN | INTANGIBLE IN-BETWEEN | ZOOM OUT/SORTIR DE ZOOM

RAPHAËLL MAÏWEN
Sporobole

Opening date : 9 September 2022 ‑ 5 pm

Opening + publication launch at Sporobole

JEU_ART_GAME

INTANGIBLE IN-BETWEEN

 

IF U SEEK AMY (2022)

Raphaëll Maïwen

 

The work entitled If U Seek Amy is a role-playing game (RPG) that explores the duality between a pop star’s public persona and her private life, the overlap between the two, and the steps taken to keep them separate. The project also explores the fascination of a young queer person – namely the one who created this game – with this star and questions the boundary between sincerity and performance in this admiration. The two protagonists live a quest for identity each in their own way through what they project voluntarily or not, what is said about them, what they internalize from the perception of others and what they reject.

A true tribute to Britney Spears, this game explores with a touch of humor the different ways in which she has integrated the popular consciousness, whether through memes, unusual remixes of her songs, the legends she generates or her most famous quotes. In this way, the work reveals how people reappropriate an icon to address the special and one-way  bond between a celebrity and her fans.

 

Created as part of a Galerie Galerie residency.

Coproduction: Galerie Galerie www.galeriegalerieweb.com

With the support of Conseil des arts du Canada.