PLAYSCAPES  -- 2016

 

Playscapes finds places to hide parts of the body from itself. It’s a game, really. It’s one played by placing a series of nudging verbs beside one another and watching how they react: raise and tuck, lift and conceal, pull up your shirt, place it underneath.

The game goes on: now bend and look around, if you can. Where are the things we’ve once played with and what about the places where play once happened? Is there a risk to just running around?

 

Taking cue from the 2013 closing of public schools in Chicago, Playscapes features work by BOLT Resident, Amina Ross, with sculpture and video that unearth the risk, performances, romantics and vacancies of play through sidewalk chalk, jewelry, concrete and 3D animation. Featuring a collaboration with artist Hiba Ali .

-Justin Chance