Jatun Risba: Fortune (2019)

‘Fortune’ explores how we can embody, create and share a fortune in healthy and responsible ways? Fortune was an art intervention by Jatun Risba at ICE London 2019, the world’s largest gathering of Gaming professionals. The intention of the artist…

Jatun Risba: Fortune (2019)

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‘Fortune’ explores how we can embody, create and share a fortune in healthy and responsible ways?

Fortune was an art intervention by Jatun Risba at ICE London 2019, the world’s largest gathering of Gaming professionals. The intention of the artist was to perform a durational “actio” (an act with spiritual or social implications) that stops time. Risba wanted to perform stillness every day from 11:00 until the public closure of the show (at 18:00 on Tue/Wed and at 16:00 on Thu). Unfortunately, Fortune was interrupted on the first day of the fair after 20 min only. All the props were sequestered
and the artist was unable to do her actio in the following days of the fair.

In the work ‘Fortune’ the artist ponders: “What is a fortune? Your thinking-body is gold, yet
you take it for granted or overidentify with it. Attachment to external goods causes a loss of sight
and balance. How can you cultivate a fortune within? What is the path to your treasure house of
infinity? Can we devise and play games where all are winners?”

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