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£¥E$ (LIES) (Ontroerend Goed)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

ou are in charge of a bank bearing your name, and through risk and investment you must build up your capital for the good of your country. Or in this case, your table. Welcome to ‘£¥E$’, a casino-esque microcosm of high-stakes financial trading. Grouped with strangers, you begin by playing simple gambling games, but things grow in complexity, and soon you find yourself devising sophisticated strategies, all aided by the superbly unctuous, black-clad croupiers. Money stacks up, bonds fly from table to table, and it seems as though the good times and profits can never end. When they do, and it’s done, you’re still fizzing from this brief, distorted glimpse into a world you’ll probably never understand.

Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jon Stapley]