“Worlding as Workshop”. Omsk Social Club

Programa d’Art i Context (Art and Context Program)

OthersIVAM Centre Julio González

The Art and Context Program offers a session which is led by those invited from the Omsk Social Club. Worlding as Workshop uses the Omsk methodology of Real Game Play, trancing and bodying to create a participatory worlding experiment. Using an infrastructure of decentralized visualization and ways of think for the participants, Omsk Social Club proposes to start a new kind of small group vision, a work which they call “perception as participation”.

The concepts that drive Omsk Social Club are based on questions such as, who has the authority to create reality? Is there subconscious consensus?, and themes such as collaborative narration, immortality without birth and the bleeding space.

You do not require any previous experience to take part in the workshop, it will not be documented, and you will need to be present for the complete duration of the workshop.

Please bring your own yoga mat with you.


The work of Omsk is created between two vivid worlds: that of life as we know it, and that of role play. These worlds merge into one. This is where Omsk positions its speculative fictions, through immersive installations that move within the space for which, in 2017, they coined the name Real Game Play (RGP). Their work attempts to induce states which could potentially be a fiction or a reality that has not yet been lived.

Omsk works in close collaboration with spectator networks: everything is unique and unrehearsed. The installations they create examine virtual egos, popular experiences and political phenomena, allowing the works to become a dematerialized hybrid of current culture, along with the unique personal experiences of the participant. In the past, Real Game Play at the Omsk Social Club has introduced landscapes and themes, such as otherkin, the rave culture, survivalism, catfishing, desire&sacrifice, positive trolling, algorithm strategies and decentralized cryptocurrencies.

They have exhibited in numerous institutions, galleries, theatres and spaces throughout Europe, such as the Martin Gropius Bau, House of Electronic Kunst Basel, HKW, Berlín, Seventeen, London Volksbühne, Berlín, Stroom den Haag, Den Haag Netherlands and Light Art Space Berlín. They have taken part in the CTM Festival (2021), 34th Biennial in Liubliana (2021) 6th Biennial in Athens (2018), Transmediale Festival (2019), The Influencers (2018) and Impakt Festival (2018). In 2021, they were co-curators of the 7th Biennial in Athens with Larry Ossei-Mensah.