The Most Dangerous Game Night
November 9 @ 19:00 — 23:00Free
In the society striven for by the Situationist International, Homo ludens, or playing humans, supplant Homo oeconomicus. As part of The Most Dangerous Game, on two evenings HKW is taking playing seriously: The lobby will become a playroom and the exhibition will be open until 11 pm.
The Invisible Playground network invites visitors to take part in a course of more or less dangerous games in and around HKW. Cultural Studies students from the University of Potsdam will act as “jokers,” standing by visitors to answer their questions or talk about the exhibits. The entire building will be transformed into a playground, also for visitor’s own games.
In addition, the film that gives the exhibition its name The Most Dangerous Game (1932, directed by Ray Harryhausen) will be screened. The story of a dangerous game played by an insane count on an remote island with two shipwreck survivors, it was an inspiration for Guy Debord.
Jennifer Aksu studied theater studies, journalism and communication science in Berlin, then urban culture, society and space in Essen. She founded the Invisible Playground artist network and is part of the Playful Commons innovation platform for the future of public spaces. As an expert on cities with relationship problems, she explores and designs experiences, experiments and dialogues that change perspectives and develop potential. Jennifer lives with her family on an island in the middle of Berlin and works as an artistic urbanist around the world.
Sebastian Quack is an artist, game designer and curator focusing on the interface of play and urban society. Quack is a founding member of the Invisible Playground network, curates festivals and exhibitions, teaches art and design, and advises organizations that want to playfully engage with their environment. Artistic work with, among others, Hebbel am Ufer, the Oerol Festival, Ensemble Modern, Nuit Blanche in Paris, Wiener Festwochen, Aichi Triennale, Kunstfest Weimar, Urbane Künste Ruhr.