John Paul Bichard
Hannah Perner-Wilson & Mika Satomi
La Fiambrera Obrera & Mar de Niebla
Marcin Ramocki & Justin Strawhand
Martin Pichlmair & Fares Kayali
Drew Harry & Dietmar Offenhuber & Orkan Telhan Molleindustria
Silver & True
Locating play in contemporary culture and society. An international exhibition and symposium exploring games as a critical element in our daily lives and a speculation on the emergence of the contemporary playing man. The goal of this project is to provide the framework for contemporary play, to highlight its interdisciplinary nature, and to show the multifaceted reality of our present-day entertainment society.
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial presents HOMO LUDENS LUDENS, an international exhibition and symposium exploring games as a critical element in our daily lives and a speculation on the emergence of the “Homo Ludens Ludens”: the contemporary playing man. What does it mean “to play” and to be “a player”?
The goal of this Symposium, organised jointly with The Planetary Collegium, is to provide the framework for contemporary play, to highlight its interdisciplinary nature, and to show the multifaceted reality of our present-day entertainment society.
ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN THE EXHIBITION: John Paul Bichard, France Cadet, Derivart, Devart, Hannah Perner-Wilson & Mika Satomi, Ge Jin, Vladan Joler, Radwan Kasmiya, John Klima, La Fiambrera Obrera & Mar de Niebla, Danny Ledonne, Valeriano López, Ludic Society, Marcin Ramocki & Justin Strawhand, Martin Pichlmair & Fares Kayali, Brian Mackern, Larry Miller, MIT Lab - Drew Harry & Dietmar Offenhuber & Orkan Telhan, Molleindustria, Julian Oliver, Orna Portugaly & Daphna Talithman & Sharon Younger, Personal Cinema & the Erasers, Rolando Sánchez, Alex Sanjurjo, Gordan Savicic, Axel Stockburger, Silver & True, Román Torre, David Valentine/MediaShed (ft. Methods of Movement), Volker Morawe & Tilman Reiff, William Wegman.
SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS: Roy Ascott, Laura Baigorri, Laura Beloff, Erich Berger, José Luis de Vincente, Julian Dibbell, Daphne Dragona, Wolfgang Fiel, Gonzalo Frasca, Luis Miguel Girão, Margarete Jahrmann, David McConville, Guto Nóbrega, Julian Oliver, Paolo Pedercini, Mike Phillips, Martin Pichlmair, Michael Punt, Nicolas Reeves, Natacha Roussel, Semi Ryu, Anne Marie Schleiner, Natasha Vita-More, McKenzie Wark, Monika Weiss.
Erich Berger, Chief Curator, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón
Laura Baigorri, New Media Arts Curator, Barcelona
Daphne Dragona, New Media Arts Curator, Athens
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial is a space for artistic exchange. It is set up with the purpose of establishing an effective alliance between art, design, culture, industry and economic progress and the goal of becoming a space for interaction and dialogue between art, new technologies and industrial creation. It throws a special spotlight on production, creation and research into art concepts still being defined.
Exhibition: 18th April - 22nd September 2008
Symposium: 19th - 20th April 2008
LABoral Centre for Art and Creative Industries
Los Prados, 121 - 33394 Gijón (Asturias)
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 12 noon - 8 pm