In 2022, we are going to play a new conversational game with art pieces. Three artists are participating with their works, two of my friends. I will introduce them to you with invitations, but please do not look at our published art before the game!
The objective of the game is to find joy from discovering differences and similarities in our perceptions and interpretations of art pieces. In the future, I would like to extend the game to other types of creations, but for the first test run we will have only pictural works.
We will play by these rules, seven for each type of participants:
Art Game Rules
- Prepare several of own original works to display;
- Pick them by prioritizing those that:
- would spark variety of interpretations,
- entail multiple meanings and can be a subject of conversation,
- or unusual perspectives and depictions;
- Organize them in order of priority, from first (surely will be shown) to last (might not be shown due to time restrictions);
- Present each of their works in order to the participants, so that each person has a good look close enough, and then set it on an easel in a central place - artists will go in circle, presenting their first priority works in the first round, second in the second, and so on.
- Listen to the feelings expressed by the audience and gracefully react in rather emotional than explanatory manner, not revealing revealing any facts or own concepts before every viewer has voiced their perceptions;
- Explain their perspective on their artwork and the process of its creation;
- Answer all questions as much as possible or desirable.
- Evaluate quietly each piece presented, observe it thoughtfully, possibly from various distances and angles;
- Formulate your emotions the artwork evokes in you and form ideas and opinions in your mind, try not to be distracted by the words of others;
- Express your feelings in you turn and tell everyone what you see and understand;
- Listen to other evaluations;
- Comment on other people's thoughts, if you like;
- Ask any questions at the end of each presentation;
- Give your general reflections and suggestions by the end of the game.
The rules will be refined as we move forward, of course. Please note, that every person can play both roles. Every artist / presenter becomes a participant when it is someone else's turn.
I hope you like the idea of such game - provoked by a few of my friends a few months ago. After the game we will stay for a party.
Please comment below or contact me for your preferences.
January 16 (Sunday)- the new Californian mask mandate,
requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccine status, should end by then;
February 12 (Saturday);
- February 13 (Sunday);