Playful interaction and goal-oriented gaming explored through media arts practice

Game/Play is a networked national touring exhibition focusing on the rhetorical constructs game and play. This collaboration between Q Arts, Derby and HTTP Gallery, London provides a basis for exchange and interaction between audiences, artists, curators and writers through the exhibitions and networked activity.

The Golden Shot by Simon Poulter


[giantJoystick] by Mary Flanagan

Artists works fall under three main categories: installations, independent video games and online, networked artworks. Game/Play has commissioned three new works from Mary Flanagan, Low Brow Trash and Simon Poulter.

Game/Play Catalogue
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue available at the exhibition venues. It includes twenty specially commissioned texts from respected writers in the field of critically positioned independent gaming and ‘playculture’.
Writers: Giles Askham, Jon Bird, Peter Bowcott, Javier Candeira, Rebecca Cannon, Ele Carpenter, Ruth Catlow, Louise Clements, Mary Flanagan, Marc Garrett, Keiron Gillen, Mark R Hancock, Martijn Hendriks, Pat Kane, Ana-Marija Koljanin, Maaike Lauwaert, Patrick Lichty, Corrado Morgana, Christiane Paul, Thomas Petersen, Andy Polaine, Jonathan Willett.
<< download the full catalogue as PDF (616 KB).