Crip Casino

Continuing their ongoing collaboration, Nick worked with Abi Palmer, producing the performance installation work Crip Casino. Initially inviting Abi to create a new commissioned poetry prescription fruit machine for Now Play This 2019 (Somerset House), the partnership continued with exhibitions at Wellcome Collection and Collective Edinburgh.

Crip Casino is an interactive installation exploring the nature of institutionalised spaces. Crip Casino is designed to explore the nature of deserving. Using 1:1 interactive games, DIY hacked fruit machines, the installation examines the relationship between chance and ritual, winning and losing. Participants, both dis+abled are invited to play a series of games which lead them to reconsider their position in life.
Expect wonky glamour, Instagrammable pain & underground experiments, in a gambling institution as bizarre as its inhabitants…