Sebastian Quack’s Boardwalk invites visitors to the Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum to take a playful tour through the neighborhood and reflect on our preconceived ways of using space. Stations on the tour are well-known board games such as Monopoly, Settlers of Catan and Game of Life, here printed on stone, partly covered with earth, and buried in the ground: it seems the urban landscape has taken possession of them. Quack bypasses the games’ usual rules of play and interlinks them through rules of his own. Everyday objects such as stones or coins replace game pieces and dice. By juxtaposing the coded world of board games and the lived city, Boardwalk questions the organizational structures of urban space, while highlighting the lack of places to meet and interact in urban public space.
Boardwalk can be explored throughout the entire exhibition. The artist's instructions can be collected at Daseins Zentrum.
21. August 2021
22. August 2021
25. September 2021
26. September 2021
Sebastian Quack works at the intersection of games, participation and urban politics, as an artist, game designer and curator. His projects are process-oriented and collaborative. He is a founding member of the network Invisible Playground, leads Trust in Play, European School of Urban Game Design and is co-founder of Drift Club, a platform for random walks through the city. Quack has realized works with Area/Code, Theater HAU Berlin, Oerol Festival, Victoria & Albert Museum, Metropolis Festival, Aichi Triennale, Urbane Künste Ruhr, Nuit Blanche Paris and Ensemble Modern, among others. Sebastian Quack lives in Berlin.