Joel Kyack

A country fair game trailer shaped as a giant body

Most games are lost, not won (2012)

Los Angeles-based artist Joel Kyack created a country fair game trailer shaped as a giant body. Unfolding simultaneously as an installation, a performance space and a large-scale mobile sculpture, the trailer houses two games, one taking place inside the trailer’s ‘mouth’, the other in its splayed ‘ribcage’.

Visitors were able to play free of charge and win prizes of original artworks that are also part of the installation. Continuing Kyack’s interest in Americana and grotesque depictions of the human body, this work not only confronts but also employs themes of chance, precariousness and the continuous risk of failure.