BGAA | Carl Giffney

GOMA is pleased to invite you to ‘BGAA Stadium’ An interactive installation by Carl Giffney. 

Working on a 6 month studio residency in the gallery’s locale, this project was conceived, an initiative that takes the form of a small school or academy, for the board game backgammon. BackGammonAssociationAcademy(BGAA) is the resulting group who now play and teach the board game within the surrounding area. 

Audience members are invited to view the stadium construction as a sculptural form and as a physical installation. They are also invited to sit at its seats and watch a backgammon game. If they wish they can play or learn how to play backgammon. It is hoped the recurring audience will be fostered by the exhibition of ‘BGAA’S stadium and that its social nature will generate dialogue in the gallery. 

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Carl Giffney : BGAA Secretary and founder would like to thank the following individuals.

Bobby Comerford : Technical Support.
Jenna Whelan : Curatorial Management.
Richy Keenan : Game Development.
David O’Brien : Game Development.