Game Keepers without Game

07.12.2021

@ Rauðarárstígur 1

The work Game Keepers without Game, a full-length film, is based on the 17th century play, Life is a Dream by the spanish author Pedro Calderón de la Barca. In the work the play is translated into contemporary London, as a means to investigate our complex relationship to objects.

Emily Wardill’s spellbinding films reveal her attentiveness to the different attributes of the medium, each of which is carefully carried out. She mimics different genres while systematically disrupting the rules of classic filmmaking. The way in which she presents people’s relationship with language, sound, architecture and objects seems to suggest an ongoing conflict between ideas and their enactment. Game Keepers without Game is based on the 17th century play, Life is a Dream, which is translated into contemporary London, as a means to investigate our complex relationship to objects.

https://emilywardill.com/Work/game_keepers_without_game