Game’s End is a series based on the blindfold, and everything it represents. In this age when the American president is more of a game player than a sage leader, the blindfold becomes a contemporary symbol. The blindfold is a familiar image from Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s celebrated Children’s Games and the games of courtship and seduction portrayed in the work of Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Antoine Watteau to more decadent S&M pictures captured in contemporary photography. The blindfold is used in games around the world, including countless forms of blind-man’s buff, blindfold chess in Russia, the blindfold for the Mexican piñata, and blindfold drawing. The blindfold is an attribute of Roman goddess Fortuna. But the blindfold has a more ominous side: the intangible self-imposed blindfold of ignorance, or the blindfold warn by a prisoner before execution. The title of the series, Game’s End, suggests the end of the game, the end of ignorance (and subsequent search for truth, liberty) and more.
Above image: Game's End 1 (Paris 13_3.18), 2018 (detail)