Rules of the Game
Installation, participatory practice
from July 29 to August 8, 2017
Photo by Olegg Kulay-Kulaychuk
The installation is based on the game "hopscotsh", which is known to everyone from childhood. This game implies passing of the barriers, and the rules of the game create additional difficulties. Each time rules become more and more complicated to make it through the game.
The viewer will look at the game from a child's perspective, but from an unusual angle for an inhabitant of the peaceful territory. In my installation I offered adults to play a children's game according to adults’ military rules. Allowing the viewer to experience the feelings and fears of children who now live in the front-line zone of Donbass in Ukraine. I specially increased the size of the game and complicated it with conventional signs from real military training booklets. Important part of the installation were weapons cases, which were used in military operations in Donbas.