|LOST EONS: HAVEN OF AVES
|21/01/22 - 03/02/22
latest OUTPUT postal exhibition is a collaboration between artist David
Blandy, writer Gabrielle de la Puente and illustrator Harriet Burns.
Eons: Haven of Aves is a table-top adventure game or TTRPG - a way of
playing a game by speaking a story outloud, best-known to most through
the Dungeons & Dragons franchise.
Working with students at
the Liverpool School of Art and Design at Liverpool John Moores
University, Gabrielle de la Puente and David Blandy have created a
future vision of Liverpool after climate collapse, an avian world of
haves and have-nots that eerily echoes our own. The artists and
participants have created a new setting for David Blandy’s Lost Eons
table-top roleplay game.
Recipients of this postal exhibition
will recieve the Lost Eons: Haven of Aves game booklet, which details
the history and lore of this expansive fictional universe, and contains
detailed instructions on how to play the game; and a double-sided print
featuring Harriet Burns' illustrations of the game's world and
Blandy's practice uses video games, role-playing
strategies, film and installation. In doing so, he often works with
communities that surround each of these forms to critically examine
culture and how it shapes identities. Through his diverse work, he
explores the potential of world-building for creating new communities
and critically interpreting the environment around us.
Website: davidblandy.co.uk / Instagram: @david_blandy_
de la Puente is a writer. She co-runs The White Pube. For the last two
years she has primarily written about video games and the intersection
of art and gaming.
Harriet Burns is a creative practitioner living and working in Liverpool.
Lost Eon: Haven of Aves has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England.