Games for Artists and Non-Artists (GFANA)
Occupying the cracks of the institutional scheduling at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), ‘Games for Artists and Non-Artists’ (GFANA) is a series of curated Active collaborations, experiments and workshops drawing on Augusto Boal's Theatre of The Oppressed (TO) and Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy of embodied perception.
Centring participants through meditative and active collaborative approaches GFANA aims to consider both contemporary arts as praxis and as a vehicle for establishing sustainable community-based relations and infrastructures.
GFANA, like the rhizomatic nature of TO, as a practice and concept, has no fixed abode but rather aims to occupy the territory of cracks between participation and art practice, between the institutional and the communal. It does not rely on the tree of the institution but may climb it as a vantage point. GFANA may manifest in many capacities from performative actions, socially inclusive projects, protest or visual expressions. It is an active intersection for artists and the community.