Showed at Secession
The American artist Ericka Beckman's films and videos focus on games and sport competitions and their rules and structures, featuring the underlying playing fields as an allegory for the development and maintenance of socio-cultural norms. In her exhibition Game Mechanics, Beckman presents the film installation You the Better
(1983/2015) and her most recent film Tension Building
(2016) as well as drawings
n conjunction with the exhibition, Ericka Beckman has designed an artist's book that contains comprehensive documentation of her drawings and paintings related to the films from 1980 to 1999.