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.
Game's End Series, Paris 2017-2018