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Kis-brys-miau | playing cards | 2015


Curiosity about the experiments with own sexuality can start manifesting itself from the early years of a person’s life. Through this new experience, a child or a teen gets to know himself, and learns about others. Often, the process of coming of age gets connected to the games — from innocent schoolish “kis-brys-miau” to a more revealing “spin the bottle” kissing game, or from playing the provocative strip cards as teenagers to BDSM sessions (swinger parties, fetish games etc.) in later years. Sexual kinks often remain hidden from the world, but the game allows to “reveal the cards”, and, by doing so, to satisfy the desires, push the boundaries of self-knowledge in a meanwhile: if it's a game, then I'm allowed to do anything, It's not me, it's a game and I follow the rules. The project is the result of a symbiosis of personal observations and experiments on this topic. Playing cards are created on the basis of personal archives, messages and photos.