Alternative Games
Posted by Sebastian on Jul 30, 2008
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Langs De Lijn (From the Sidelines ) is a community project by the Dutch artist Jeanne Van Heeswijk dated back to 2003.

As a part of the cultural event 'Kleurrijke Wijken" in Gorinchem, Jeanne Van Heeswijk set up a workshop space at a sports ground and invited people from different neighborhoods to meet and share stories and memories about games.

Based on the workshops, a series of new and alternative games characteristic of Gorinchem were developed and included in a tournament. Examples of the games are: 3-sided football (3 goals/3 teams play against each other), Elastic Wrestling (2-player sandbag game) and Besides The Water (canoe contest in sand instead of water).

You can find lots more of interesting projects on Jeanne Van Heeswijk's website or in the recently published monograph SYSTEMS, which contains a comprehensive overview of her artistic practice.

www.langsdelijn.net

   
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