[spectre] Summer Board Games with Class Wargames and Kimathi Donkor
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Jun 21 16:21:52 CEST 2012
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Summer Board Games with Class Wargames and Kimathi Donkor
Public event - at Furtherfield
Saturday 23rd June 1-5pm
Limited space so contact to confirm
ale at furtherfield.org
Join us for a day of debate around the leader of the Haitian Revolution,
Toussaint Louverture, now regarded as an important icon of anti-slavery
struggles. Class Wargames interviews the artist Kimathi Donkor who
created the history painting Toussaint Louverture at Bedourete to mark
200 years since the independence of Haiti.
The event will kick off with a picnic in the park (or indoor lunch in
the event of rain!!!) and continue with an afternoon of collective
playing of Guy Debord's The Game of War, a Napoleonic-era military
strategy game where armies must maintain their communications structure
to survive – and where victory is achieved by smashing your opponent’s
supply network rather than by taking their pieces.
In a short film by Ilze Black, Dr Richard Barbrook and Fabian Tompsett
of Class Wargames interview Donkor about the work. Alex Verness from
Class Wargames will be documenting the day by taking xenographs of
Part of the Invisible Forces exhibition
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