LARP as art practice

Jana Romanova

speaker LARP as art practice
Friday 17-11 / 15.00

Jana Romanova is a multidisciplinary artist inspired by misunderstandings. She works with performance and game practices, using photography and video as tools to discover gaps between what we say and what we do. She takes these breaches in communication as possibilities for being together, whatever that could mean.

Her long-term projects were exhibited at various international exhibitions and festivals such as Copenhagen PhotoFestival (Denmark), Format (Derby, UK), Chobi Mela (Dakha, Bangladesh), Cortona on the Move (Italy), Encontros da Imagem (Braga, Portugal), the Backlight Festival (Tampere, Finland), Encuentros Abietros Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and many others, and she’s got several prizes and honorable mentions in photography and art all over the world.

For about nine years Jana has been active as a game designer for live-action role-playing games (LARP). Currently, she is researching how different game mechanics, gamification and playfulness can become tools for creating meaningful connections. She designs and facilitates larps and all sorts of games.

She teaches multiple courses at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, including methods for designing game experiences, performance and participatory practices, and organizes the Movement Lab.

Jana Romanova is also the host of our dinner gathering welcoming the artists, the participants and the volunteers of the festival on the Wednesday before the opening. (on invite only).