Acrylic on Canvas
Analia's interpretation of tic tac toe, darts, and other classic games engages viewers as participants, using symbols of power and gender as well as more everyday symbols, to playfully express social themes and morals on canvas. Art becomes interactive -like a game -while expressing signs and symbols that resonate with each participant.
Although the “game board” artwork structure may look like Tic Tac Toe, the intention is to consider “playing the game” with mindsets familiar to us in life. As art is an expression, the artist has created an interactive work of art that engages participants on 3 levels: Beginner; Advanced; Expert. How do you experience power? At what level are you playing?
SERIES: Interactive Art
TITLE: GAME OF POWER
MEASURES: Polyptych. 9 pieces (16" x 16" each.)
TECHNIQUE: acrylic on canvas
By Analia Bordenave
Two players take turns by strategically placing a figure in any one space. The winner is able to achieve a line of 3 symbols in a row—either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
Each player has the following pieces/symbols:
HEAD, representing MENTAL STRATEGY.
ARMS, representing ACTION.
THE HEART, representing FEELINGS.
SEXUALITY, representing DESIRE.
WILD PIECE, representing