Portraits of players
Prisms is a series of textual and visual impressions collected among participants after they took part in a game that consists of manipulating objects. During the game, players were invited to perform actions with randomly picked objects, calling for wether concrete physical actions or imaginative interpretations.
Participants were encouraged to question the type of personal commitment involved in their manipulations (sensual, emotional, intellectual). Even though objects trigger actions because of their material qualities, these qualities are never interpreted by neutral minds. They are perceived through the prism of an intricate network of memories, associations of ideas, mental images, personality features specific to each person. In fact, playful moves are often reconstructions of learned or transposed actions. The following phase of discussion seeks for players to gain awareness of their inherited automatisms.