PLAY! by Lisa Matthys

PLAY! by Lisa Matthys

“PLAY!” is a trilogy video installation. It is a poetic ode to the free play of children. The games they invent when they are on their own, when they feel free and create their own world. A world that often reflects their daily reality.

It shows children playing freely in three different areas: a rural (Iceland), urban (Brussels) and conflict zone (Palestine). As a triptych video installation this work investigates how children use the space they have and everything that is in it. From wide open nature over a densely populated neighbourhood to a ‘temporary’ refugee camp: how do they take over these places with their games?

“PLAY!” is not only a homage to but also a plea for more free play in our overstructured society.

artwork info

HD Video / 19:12 min / 2018

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