the new games movement

13 June 2020


Venue: Furtherfield Commons [online location]

Organiser: Nadia Rossi Rumpus Room

“I don’t know nothing ‘bout no utopia. I believe in bumbling . . . bumbling collective action.” (William Pope.L)

Welcome to the new games movement. Part performance, part conversation, part powerpoint, part game, part provocation; the new games movement is an experiment into how we can share ideas, amplify quieter voices, invite collective movement and action in uncertain times.

This event will share some initial experiments into the new games movement created this year by children and young people at Rumpus Room and ask questions about what the new games movement could be. All welcome to join the event in whatever way they feel - to listen, watch or contribute.

Rumpus Room is an artist-led organisation dedicated to collaborative practice with children, young people and families in order to challenge how we learn, play and make art. Rumpus Room proposes to investigate and open up new modes of collaborative working that are inclusive and accessible, and encourage risk and experimentation, placing children, young people and families at the centre of collaboration with artists whilst supporting a mutual exchange of experiences working across practices. Rumpus Room Studio HQ is in Govanhill in Glasgow, Scotland.

The new games movement is led by artist Jamie Bolland. Jamie is a teacher, artist and skateboarder living and working in Glasgow. The new games movement has been shaped by open performance and game playing sessions with a group of children and young people at Rumpus Room Studio in early 2020.