Gamble on a walnut! Take a punt on a chestnut! Risk it all on an acorn! A pop-up casino with a difference.
Written in the tradition of a radio broadcast, Ballgame consisted of a single male voice articulating an imagined game of baseball. The work was constructed out of 100 years of baseball statistics, with a careful balance of analytic, descriptive and anecdotal language. It conjured a plausible but un-played game of baseball, in an un-locatable in time or place.
Born in Toronto, Janice Kerbel works with a range of material to explore the indefinite space between reality and fiction, abstraction and representation. Drawing on language and text, and usually involving extensive research Janice’s work often takes the form of plans, proposals, scripts or announcements for imagined scenarios that cannot or will not actually happen. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2015.