Shell Game

MeetFactory Gallery

Feb. 19, 2017

Ke Sklárně 15, Praha, Czech Republic

Curators: Lucia Gavulová & Jaro Varga
Author of the concept: Matej Gavula
Opening: 19.1. 2017, 19:00
Exhibition duration: 19.1. – 19.2. 2017
Artists: Ján Gašparovič, Matej Gavula, Jonáš Gruska, Daniel Grúň, Roman Ondák

The shell game is a game based on a trick and a gained trust of bettors. To a considerable extent its rules are based on the ideas of performance and participation. The main protagonist – the “operator” is in a secret relationship with her accomplices who pretend to be a part of the audience. This fact draws anyone from the audience into the performance and makes her automatically a part of the suspicious alliance. The “operator” hides underneath of one of opaque cups or matchboxes a marble and subsequently moves those cups of matchboxes quickly and swiftly.

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