States of Play: Roleplay Reality

The roles we play, both on and offline, reflect and shape our realities. States of Play: Roleplay Reality considers how roleplay can be used as a tactic to reflect, contest and move beyond real-world power structures. No longer understood merely as a place of escape, the game realm and the ‘real world’ have collided.

Tortured typeface Clip by Bold Decisions reflects such a collision.

Roleplay Reality brought together artworks and industry games to explore how the roles we play expose our true realities: with all of our contradictory motivations, biases and assumptions.

The result of exploring our roles can be joyous and disturbing, freeing or subjugating, but now —more than ever— it is impossible to separate our physical identities with the roles that we take up in virtual space.

That’s why we decided to display the main artworks through the scope of rendering window. As we consider the process of 3D rendering as one of the transitions between virtual and physical.

client: FACT Liverpool
typeface: Clip by Bold Decisions
curated by: Lucy Sollitt and Lesley Taker

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