Künstlerhaus Untertrörstein

mixed media board game (cardboard, 3d printed parts) / language: german / dimensions vary

co-created with Yannick Averdiek

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Set in rural Germany, Künstlerhaus Untertrörstein is a cooperative board game for two to six people attempting to found a Künstlerhaus, a specifically German term for buildings, often formerly abandoned, providing living and studio spaces to upcoming (read: struggling) artists. Künstlerhaus Untertrörstein, mirroring the aesthetics of classical 1970s' and 1980s' board games, provides a top-down view on these artists renovating an abandoned mansion, creating and selling artworks for pennies, surviving on alcohol and the hope to be able to pay for the upcoming rent increase.
Games with their unique potential to create comprehensible and seemingly logical worlds are often used as - or accused of being - a refuge for the aimless, powerless, and chanceless.
This about describes most artists perfectly.

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