Video Work Exhibited in 'Spielen', Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany, (22 January - 31 October 2005)

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (2005) Video Work Exhibited in 'Spielen', Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany, (22 January - 31 October 2005). [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Billingham's early video piece 'PlayStation', 3mins, 1999 was exhibited in 'Spielen', Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany, (22 January - 31 October 2005). The exhibition title translates as 'playing' and told the story of playing since its beginnings in antiquity, and showed the importance of playing in an increasingly rational world. There were five topics - prologue, competition, identity games, strategy games and games of chance. The opulent design of the exhibition was by stage designer and dramaturge Fred Berndt. The computer games, videos and installations, works of art and valuable historical objects combined to an imaginative 'staging'. The exhibition did not ignore the problematic side of playing and the addictive potential of gambling as well as the discussion about the harmfulness of excessive computer games. The was an accompanying symposium on computer games during July 2005. There was a fully illustrated catalogue published by Hatje Cantz publishing house. .

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Art
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 16:27
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 16:27
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7515

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