War Games depicts participants in 'airsoft' combat simulation games, similar to the 'war games' practiced by military forces in training. Through costume, replication of military equipment, and scenario-based combat games, players strive to immerse themselves in an accurate simulation of war. War Games makes use of ambiguous imagery which reflects a deeper reality of historical and contemporary warfare, along with depictions of the constructed environments and costumed participants of airsoft games. Photographing these constructed representations opens an examination of documentation of conflict, referring to familiar debates around the ability of photography to mediate between 'truth' and 'reality'.
Jonathan Higgins • Treasa O'Hanlon • Kristina Collender • Ciarán Cooney • Efa Corwell • Neil Dorgan • Kasia Kaminska • Feena Kavanagh • Barry Keogh • Patricia Klich • Robert McCormack • Deirdre McGing • Bobi Murray • Adele O'Byrne • Nikki O'Carroll • Catherine OToole • Maciej Pestka • Niamh Redmond • Irene Siragusa •