Hollandazed: Thoughts, Ideas, and Miscellany — Meltwater

MAKING MELTWATER, PART 1: FAMINE (by Erin Lee Escobedo)

MAKING MELTWATER, PART 1: FAMINE (by Erin Lee Escobedo)

If Meltwater has a grandmother, it’s probably Brenda Romero.   Romero is probably best known in our sphere for her board-games-as-art-pieces, most notably the controversial Train, a game which unknowingly casts the installation attendee cum player as a Nazi collaborator and asks them how they would like to continue. The piece has a complex legacy, and quite a few admirers and detractors both. I’m not here to talk about Train, specifically. Train was part of a larger body of work, titled The Mechanic is the Message. I’m more interested in a different entry in the series: Síochán Leat (“Peace Be With...