PERFORM! is a reenactment game devoted to performative art and its history. With its playful, light-hearted approach PERFORM! aims to gain and spread appreciation for performance and its chief protagonists. The game, conceived and created by Hannes Egger and Denis Isaia with the technical support of Centrale Fies uses a pack of 40 cards with each card referencing a specific Performance piece and an instruction to be carried out by the players. Each card is illustrated with a drawing of the work by Hannes Egger.
The game requires all participants to take turns performing, and when not performing, to judge other people’s performances. The object is to arrive at a winning performer: the one with the highest score at the end of the game.
Performance art dates back over a century as an art form. Famous international institutions and a range of academic studies have long recognized its expressive and cultural value. With its playful, light-hearted approach PERFORM! aims to widen appreciation for performance and some of its leading protagonists.
The game contains works of Marina Abramovic, Tino Sehgal, Allan Kaprow, Orlan and Joseph Beuys amongst others.
The game uses a pack of 40 cards with each card referencing a specific performance piece and an instruction to be carried out by the players.