Power Game with Liliane Lijn at The Photographers Gallery

02 September 2022 at 18.30–20.30

Live performance with Liliane Lijn

The Photographers Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street
London W1F 7LW

Power Game is both a game and a live performance. Played as an altered version of the classic card game Chemin de Fer, with word cards created by Liliane Lijn, gambling is used to investigate the politics of identity and power. Power Game explores the meanings, misconceptions and the power and poetry of words through spectacle and play.

First staged during the Festival for Chilean Liberation at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1974, Power Game holds a mirror to our preconceptions and our fantasies of power. There is no script, no actors, no rehearsals. The artist uses participants’ behaviour and their reactions to the situation in which she places them.

This event is part of the TPG Fri Late: How to Win at Photography Special

-Excerpt from The Photographers Gallery Website.


Produced and created by Liliane Lijn

Photos by (© Heather Shuker) Courtesy Photographers Gallery