This thesis researches methods of how artists and the public can interact with each other in playful manners to generate participative artworks together. With the emergence of games as an interactive art form, I theorize that the use of game mechanics in the production of artworks can be beneficial to boost player interaction, motivation and perception. The game consists of a series of postcards. Through these postcards, the players are encouraged, by means of rules and game mechanics, to create small artworks. These are then collected and assembled by me into a complete work of art. I find the mixture of participation and collaboration in art very exciting.
During the pandemic, I rediscovered the medium of postcards. I found the interactions that a letter or postcard allow very exciting and a welcome change from the digital counterparts we've been communicating with for the past two years. With this in mind, I wanted to create a project that combined postcards with creative game mechanics.