IMAGE OF TWINS ON THE REVERSE OF THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED WITH A PACK OF PARALLEL CARDS

(A standard set of playing cards printed on both sides), Ryan Gander, 2009, 32 x 43 cm

These cards have become a bit like a medicine for me. A medicine for my concern with those points of divergence between my living history and a speculative alternative history. I can now see the two realms at once. Two games, yours and the verso game, an additional one waiting to be played, in another time or space. A mirrored world, an unheralded parallel reality in the present reality that we know.

(“Parallel cards,” Ryan Gander, Dot Dot Dot #16, 2008)