GAMES AS ARTS/ARTS AS GAMES
@ The Poly
24 Church Street
Falmouth, Cornwall, England TR11 3EG
Games as Arts/Arts as Games is an annual festival organised by The MetaMakers Institute of Falmouth University at the crossroads of games and art. With these series of exhibitions, and the associated programme, the organizers wish to contribute to the discussion about games as art forms. Their goal is to bring the discussion forward and beyond academia, opening it up to the general public. This year’s edition will take place from the 12-22 October 2016 at the Poly in Falmouth and it's free and open to the public.
ALAN MEADES * AMANITA DESIGN * DAVID BLANDY & LARRY ACHIAMPONG * IAN GOULDSTONE * OLIVER SUTHERLAND * IOCOSE & MATEO BITTANTI * STATE OF PLAY
"Videogames are often described in terms of folk art. Sensationalized as fairy tale monsters, seducers that steal people from their families, away from health and creativity, away from social mores into an all-encompassing netherworld at once violent and unreal. Equally, videogames have also been tagged as heroes of the digital age - heralded as changing the way we learn and engage with each other, and offering new material for creating new art forms.
In this series of exhibitions, we look at the relationship of games with other art forms and converse with ideas around art-based approaches to game making and the materials used to make games. We examine games as a lens through which to examine other, more established art practices. We also address the potential for games to take up the mantle of other art forms in the process of critiquing society and creating change." (Tanya Krzywinska)