Justin Watson: PERMADEATH

Past

A-I-R SPACE: JAN 26 – MAR 3 | 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: JAN 26 | 7 – 9 PM

Justin Watson’s PERMADEATH investigates virtual and real-life communities under the guise of a game exploring the social capital and exchanges of power that exist within these communities. Watson invited 30 artists to create a society, along with an artifact that represents it, to examine the artist’s limitations within such an expansive question.

PERMADEATH is a game. The game is inclusive and membership is free. PERMADEATH exists online and offline. The game has no beginning or end. Our offline/online one-on-one discussions become the medium of the game. The game itself is an ecosystem. This exhibition is a result of a larger game, one of social capital and exchange of power. This exhibition portrays artifacts from this game.

 

LIST OF FEATURED ARTISTS: 

Kara Krebs
Celine Downen
Chris Kelly
Danny Wang
David Sadler
Eli Downen
Elizabeth Barbano
Etsuko Kato
Harry Cloud
Joseph Christensen
Kayla Sudweeks
Kelly O’Neill
Kevin Arthofer
Marnae Rathke
Melinda Frewin

Natalie Oliver
Nic Courdy
Oliver Downen
Patrick Charles
Paul Roessler
Robin Clark
Ron Brown
Scott Beadles
Simon Blundell
Stephanie Clark
Susannah Israel
Tabitha Nikolai
Tanner K Williams
Tanja London
Zoë O’Brien

 

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