INTERACTIVE ART
Collection 2007-2009
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 ideals 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 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
YEAR: 2008

 

By Analia Bordenave

 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

 

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 

EMPHATHY

 

GAME OF POWER

 

 

 

Level 1 Beginner: 

WOMEN VS MEN

 

Opponents use this power play when they think they can not get what they want by just asking. They often assume that what they want can not be obtained without competing for it.  The expected situation is one in which one’s loss is the other’s gain. One’s own power is only apparent through someone else. The challenge is external.


 

Level 2 Advanced:

FEMALE VS MALE

 

Here the competition is between our own male-female aspects within ourselves. One must look inside for power and strategies. The challenge is internal, not external.

 

 

Level 3 Expert:

EQUILIBRIUM

The power is in the equilibrium.

 
 At what level are you playing?

GAME OF POWER

 

AUTO DOMINIO

 

 

AUTO DOMINiO

 

(Self-control)

 

Life is a succession of chosen actions ...

 

The pieces

The traditional set of dominoes contains one distinct piece for each possible combination of the two ends. Auto Dominio, the pieces are painted with six different actions:love; move; enjoy; feel; create; make. The blank end directs the player to wait/consider.

Action Symbols

Wait

Feel

Enjoy

Love

Create

Move

Make

 

 

Object of the Game

To leave the reaction and take full responsibility for our own choices and actions.

 

 

Line of play

Starting with a single tile, the line of play typically grows in two opposite directions when players add matching action tiles.

Each matching action tile gives the player the opportunity to choose the combination of actions, and to take responsibility for one’s own choices and actions.

 

 

The winner

The one who is happier and able to enjoy building the game s/he wants to play.

 

AUTO DOMINiO

By Analia Bordenave

 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

 

The game of Dominoes is played with a set of 28 rectangular tiles. Each tile has a line dividing its face into two square ends. Each end is marked either with an "action", or is blank.

 

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