GAME RECOGNIZE GAME
– Printed Identity, 2016.
‘Game Recognize Game’ was a panel discussion between artists and athletes of colour speaking about politics, activism, and visual representation. Laura and I created an edition of 500 black and white posters including several texts created by students, faculty and visiting artists, which were handed out to the audience. There were three different versions of the front posters based on the idea of the game board: two players, two sides – half of the content is always seen upside down. A game played together with a common goal. The textures of the posters are created by overprinting images several times until they block out each other and appear solid black. By using geometric shapes we were referring to the black square, a symbol of the Black Life Matters movement, and of artist Kazimir Malevich’s work from 1915.