Issuing a set of card games with an accompanying book of texts, COBRA RES has invited the reader to become player, moving towards an active participation within the grand narrative of each separate emergency episode. Asking the player/actor to confront his own passive-dynamics and disconnected participation in the global political arena.
July and August 2014 produced three COBRA committee meetings over three separate crises within three weeks: the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the rise of IS in Iraq and Syria. These games replicate the structure of distance, of once-removed political orchestration while re-instating in the individual player a certain false agency via a rudimentary overview of our current COBRA emergencies.
Black Box Trumps
NATO Happy Families
Games created by:
Theodore Price, Nicolas Hausdorf and Alexander Goller.
Book texts by:
Richard Barbrook, Roland Bleiker, Emma Hutchinson, David Campbell, Derek Gregory, Nicolas Hausdorf, Strategic Optimism Football Club and Theodore Price.
Limited Edition of 150 sets - signed, stamped and dated.
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