NOT LEAVING A ROOM. REPEATED GAME
2018European Central Bank, Frankfurt
Thus far, my location-specific works have taken into account the experience of space that can be offered to viewers in an art gallery. The current work of art, on the other hand, was more of an attempt at interpreting a personal experience that’s projected as a collective portrait on a single wall — a wall that is located in the very same building, but could theoretically exist somewhere else entirely.
Knowing little of banking, I attempted to educate myself on the subject to some extent, hoping that the functions as well as the idea of the building would provide me with a better glimpse at its essence. To my surprise, I discovered that banking can be very close to social sciences. Through this revelation, I arrived at game theory, which turned out to be the decisive factor in finding the final form for the content of the artwork. I like the idea that nothing in the world is single-cycle; all games repeat, and the only good strategies are those that include all parties in cooperation.
The idea of repeatability materialized in a rather convincing manner while tracking the movement of shadow in the interim section of the building, as well as while losing the senses of both place and time on its basement level — both eventually still leading back to where I started.