Playmode

Authors

Mary Flanagan
Patrícia Gouveia
Filipe Pais
Joana Pestana (design)

Editor

Fundação EDP

Year

2019

ISBN

978-972-8909-87-1

Price

Sinopsis

Early on, the artists understood the transformative power of play, integrating it into their works for various purposes – escaping reality, social construction and transformation, subversion or as a criticism of the mechanisms of play and games themselves. The Playmode exhibition and catalogue offer a reflection on these aspects and on the era of ludification that contemporary societies are now experiencing, bringing together pieces by several artists, such as Brad Downey, Gabriel Orozco and Ana Vieira, who incorporate the theme while exploring new ways of seeing, participating and transforming the world, using gaming in a critical way.

The exhibition