Art as a Game
Benedetto Budalino transforms an apartment into a tennis court
French Artist Benedetto Bufalino’s recent interactive installation incites participation and play. With Bufalino, one can expect the unexpected. Earlier this year, the artist turned his convertible into a jucuzzi. In the quaint interface gallery in Dijon, the artist has constructed an indoor tennis court. Fitting a faux-grass expanse from floorboard to fireplace, this interactive installation is a real functioning tennis court where visitors are encouraged to pick up a racket and strike a match with an opponent at the other end of the space. The two sides of the court is separated by a net tied from one end of the wall to the other. Structures and rules of the court applies- with fault lines and serving positions incorporated, the participants must find a way to manipulate their way through the limited space and hit the tennis ball while also being mindful of the other furniture in room.
See more this project, as well as other quirky installations, by Benedetto Bufalino here.