Image of Twins playing with a pack of Parallel Cards
Ryan Gander, 2009, lithographic print on the reverse of the instructions accompanying Parallel Cards (a standard set of playing cards printed on both sides), 43.2 x 31.3 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