The n Games presented in MOCCA’s Courtyard
The n Games is a tournament of invented sports and games organized by Germaine Koh’s League project. In The n Games, players test their teamwork, strategic skills and adaptability by playing invented sports they do not know. This version of The n Games — for presentation in the courtyard of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto (overnight on 5-6 October 2013) — will be an ongoing pick-up game involving the audience as participants. The games to be played will range from vigorous to cerebral, straightforward to strategic, and will ultimately test the players’ abilities to creatively solve physical and mental challenges.
League is a community-based art project that gathers people for the purpose of playing invented games and sports, as a form of creative problem-solving. As a sort of sandbox for experiments around improvisation, performance, co-operation, and strategy, it values unconventional approaches to challenges, and tackling situations with both mind and body.
Germaine Koh is a Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver. Her conceptually-generated work is concerned with the significance of everyday actions, familiar objects and common places. She has shown extensively across Canada, and at international venues such as BALTIC (Newcastle), De Appel (Amsterdam), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Bloomberg SPACE (London), Seoul Museum of Art, Artspace (Sydney), The British Museum (London), and the Sydney and Liverpool Biennials. Koh was a recipient of the 2010 Shadbolt Foundation VIVA Award, and a finalist for the 2004 Sobey Art Award. Formerly an Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, she is also an independent curator and partner in the independent record label weewerk. Her current project, League (http://league-league.org), gathers people to play invented sports and games. http://germainekoh.com