Description by Filmoteka Muzeum
Game at a Cake Shop is another film from the Prague-based Open Form Studio. Here, like in the Game at the Grobovka Park, the exercise is performed in a public venue, i.e. a cake shop, where everyone is free to interact with the students. Zbigniew Libera makes a reference to visual games from the 1970s, but transforms them into contemporary forms.
The camera is set in one place. The frame embraces four rectangular tables with multi-colour cubes. The participants shift the cubes, take them away, arrange the cubes and the tables in various configurations, and then note down their moves on a sheet of paper. For instance, one of the students removes the table top and uses it as a starting point for an activity. At one point, some observers join the game, thus becoming its participants. They make subsequent moves with reference to the previous moves of others.
References: Ł. Ronduda, Zbigniew Libera’s Open Form Studio, Prague 2011.