A couple of weeks ago, I went to Ladies of Britain at the Southbank Centre: a brilliant “evening of work entirely dedicated to women in hip-hop” that started out with a dance battle.
I’d never seen a dance battle in real life before, but it turned out to be, and I realise this sounds an awful lot like missing the point, a really immaculately designed resource-management game.
In one corner of the Hide&Seek office, there is a pile of large cardboard boats. In another, there are 65 blue squares of the ocean, each one carefully illustrated: a giant lobster, a flock of confused birds, a whirlpool, and what seems to be a huge floating cake.
Hide&Seek will be in Edinburgh from 15-27 August with our project Hinterland, created in collaboration with Ross Sutherland – a game about Hinterland is about the space that appears when we speak languages that aren’t our mother tongue. We’ll be based at the Forest Fringe, along with an amazing array of work from artists including non zero one, Action Hero, Sharon Smith, Dan Canham, Gary McNair, Tania El Khoury and Lucy Ellinson.