Created from the plastic mouldings of board game boxes, these photographs record remnants found from a previous age before technology took over our attentions. These abstract forms, moulded to hold specific objects, now lie empty and their purpose lost. Maybe the shapes act as an etched impression of the memories associated with their function? Whilst the bright colours conjure up ideas of joy and fun, they beguile a darker side of conflict and deceit in the heat of the game.
Pulling these objects out from the shadowy, dark void we realise maybe we have lost something – a simpler guide to satisfaction and a not so ancient form of communication and social interaction? As life forever pushes forward to technological convergence will we grasp the chance to hold onto what is lost – to sit down and play a game together again.
Game Over, 2012. Inkjet print. 50x70cm.
Published in Esquire (Russia), 2014