Since the early productions of Ace of Spades, the performance has adapted further. The Game has aptly been nicknamed "How to become a real boy". Using a focus group of Rugby Union Team Members from Birmingham City University the game has evolved to include more surreal forfeits. As a unit these players will encourage one another to partake in simliar activities off the pitch at post-game drinking sessions, now they are put into competition how will they fair? Do they continue to egg one another on, embarassing as each task may be or do they learn to walk away and become their own person.
Taking reference from the Walt Disney classic 'Pinocchio', I the Dealer play an integral role in orchestrating the outcome of the game as I play off the contestants sporting or rather un-sportsmanlike behaviour. I am accompanied by 'The Old Man', taken reference from 'Gepetto', Pinocchio's Father. Played by my own father in disguise, the role of a Judge and Punisher is adopted whilst removing the pressure from myself as the bestower fo forfeits. The paternal nature is still to care for the children and so they are served drinks throughout the game.
The piece was filmed in panoramic, using 7 cameras. The room that the game took place in became an installation of the game that was...
7 monitors hung in the exact positions of the cameras, now with the TVs playing slightly out of sync the audience are teased around the room, trying to peice together the aftermath of this 'secret' event.
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