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The Toxic Consultancy: Game Edition is a role-playing game set on a dying planet, held in the exhibition space of Gray Wielebinski’s The Red Sun is High, the Blue Low.
‘The Toxic Consultancy’ is a speculative agency that both deepens and disrupts the married relationship between taxonomies and toxicities. The etymologies of taxonomy and toxicity are derived from the Greek roots tactics and toxikon respectively, and were first invented as vocabularies of war. Today, taxonomies have categorised life itself, drawing lines between what we perceive to be toxic and pure. In this workshop, participants will engage in a non-human role-playing game situated on a dying planet.
Navigating through the binaries of self and other, competition and alliance, and pollution and purity, the Game Edition asks players to shed their current identities in favor of a new thought experiment. The Toxic Consultancy was produced in part from an intensive gathering of artists and corporate consultants called ‘What Would Artists Do?’ led by the Artist Project Group.
2 – 2:30pm Players arrive, brief round of introductions, explanations of the rules.
2:30 – 3pm Players are assigned non-human roles, and study the rules of the game together.
3 – 6pm The game begins, each round lasting 20 minutes.
Sat, 02 Dec 2023
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